Storm Situations At A Glance
Advisories from police and emergency management personnel along the shore are building as the storm intensifies.
Coastal flood and high wind warnings are in effect along with a winter weather advisory for the snow that’s scheduled to arrive tonight.
Winds out of the northeast have potential gusts up to 60 miles per hour. Atlantic City Electric has roughly 7,500 customers without power. Jersey Central Power and Light reports just under 2,700 outages. Farther north, Public Service Electric and Gas records about 2,900 ratepayers in the dark.
Voluntary evacuation recommendations remain in place in Toms River, Point Pleasant, Brick Township and Brielle.
Long Beach Island officials are recommending those who live on oceanfronts in Holgate, or from 84 Street in Brighton Beach to 72 Street in Brant beach, to head inland, according to the Asbury Park Press.
No communities have sought aid from Ocean County Emergency Management, which began monitoring conditions before dawn.
Townsquare Meteorologist Alan Kasper still foresees the chance of snow when temperatures drop tonight, but has downgraded his prediction to between one and three inches along the coast.
Point Pleasant police are engaging homeowners “to prepare, not to panic,” urging those living near the shorelines to consider moving themselves and their cars inland. Point Borough, Manchester and Lakewood have all heeded the high wind warning, urging people to secure their properties and reduce the risk of lawn ornaments and trash cans turning into missiles.
Ocean Gate police urge homeowners living near the river and bay to move their cars to higher ground, and to move valuables to upper floors of their dwellings. When snow takes over, all cars will be expected to be off the streets to clear the way for plows. Offstreet parking is in place at East Cape May and Asbury Avenues.
Sea Girt police ask everyone to stay away from Ocean Avenue and the beachfront area until the storm’s over.
Accelerating winds there are moving sand on to Ocean Avenue, and authorities are concerned about the stability of the temporary fence around the boardwalk construction.