One week after Sandy devastated many seaside communities in northern New Jersey, one of them is telling some of its residents to evacuate yet again - this time because of a new storm.
The Office of Emergency Management for Brick, New Jersey, issued the mandatory evacuation order for residents in low-lying areas as a nor'easter approaches. According to the National Weather Service, the community of about 75,000 people will get more than an inch of rain and wind gusts as strong as 55 mph.
"(The) nor'easter ... has the potential to strongly impact our town with high winds, storm surge and flooding," a notice on the township's website said.
Brick lists a number of areas from which residents must evacuate, while "strongly" encouraging some whose homes were damaged or otherwise affected by Sandy to leave the area as well.
According to Jersey Central Power and Light, more than 12,000 customers in Brick, about 37% of the total served in that community, were still without power Monday night. The town is about 14 miles north of Toms River and south of Asbury Park, two of many area communities still reeling from Sandy.