As Hurricane Irma sets her eye on Florida many have already evacuated and more than a half-million have been ordered to do so.

Toms River native Lynn Mongiardini who lives in Punta Gorda with her son Luciano and grandparents says many Floridians are concerned Irma could have similar impacts to 2004's Hurricane Charley.

“Everyone pretty much stayed for Charley 13-years ago,” said Mongiardini. “With this one, people are being more pro-active in that they’re getting their homes ready but they’re actually taking off.”

Her plan is to ride out the storm at home and has made the necessary preparations to keep safe.

It's unclear if it will remain a category 5 by the time it reaches Florida or will weaken a bit.

The last category 5 to hit Florida was Hurricane Andrew in 1992 which killed 65 people.


Projected path of Hurricane Irma
Projected path of Hurricane Irma (NHC)

Earlier this summer a rabbi, his wife and 24 other residents of Lakewood were charged with medicaid fraud.

More arrests had been expected but now we learn state officials are offering other Ocean County residents who did the same thing the opportunity to not be criminally charged.

Ocean County Sportswatch:

Yankees visit the Rangers                                                                                             Met's home for the Reds
Phillies visit the Nationals

High school football week one... (7pm)
Ocean visits Wall and you can hear the play by play on beach radio and at
Other action....
Toms River North visits Southern
Toms River East hosts Central
Jackson Liberty heads to Jackson Memorial
Point Boro visits Pinelands
Donovan Catholic travels to Barnegat
Manchester is home for Lakewood

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