Coming nor'easter prompts evacuations in seaside New Jersey town hit by Sandy
Sandy devastated parts of Brick, New Jersey, as shown here last week, and a new storm could bring more damage.
November 5th, 2012
10:32 PM ET

Coming nor'easter prompts evacuations in seaside New Jersey town hit by Sandy

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.

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  1. kitlat

    Reblogged this on My Social Issue Awareness and Action Blog.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Raju Alum

    Please someone answer my question. I am going to fly next tuesday from Tampa to JFK. Can a Northeaster affect how pilots fly a plane. Can the storm be dangerous to flights ?

    November 5, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raju Alum

      Please note that I will be a passenger on the flight.

      November 5, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • MikeNY

      Yes, of course a Nor'easter can change how pilots fly a plane. Wind gusts up to 50-60 mph will always change how a plane flies. The airport chages the landing runways based on wind direction (which is easterly thus the name Nor'easter). They'll close airports if that bad.

      November 6, 2012 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
    • ckoffend

      If your talking about next Tuesday, a week after the storm? Forgetta 'bout it, no problems. Tuesday as in tomorrow? shouldn't be much of a problem either as the storm is not expected until Wednesday. If the flights are flying it'll be fine.

      November 6, 2012 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Epidi

      Raju – you will be fine. I grew up in Florida, lived out west, & have lived in the Northeast now for 35 years so I know the weather types & differences. This storm coming is a tiny blip on the screen to us up here as far as storms go. The concern is the seaside places already damaged by the hurricane could get more with the possible water surge, etc, hindering cleanup and emergency 911 situations there. This storm coming Wed is nothing to worry about for flying or even driving in. I'll be driving in it to go to work & back home – at night. Here in eastern PA we expect rain, possible snow showers, and a little wind. I'm in the middle between NYC & Philadelphia.

      November 6, 2012 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
    • CD

      You have a pilot's licensce and don't know the answer to this? Ummmmmmmm – I see a problem here.....

      November 6, 2012 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Kenoscope

      Yes.

      November 6, 2012 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      That noreaster is due to arrive today, & tomorrow. It will clear by Friday. You will be fine. You should really be worried for Sandy's victims who are living for a second week without power, in 30 degree temperatures, with that wet snow due tomorrow.

      November 7, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  3. biggerdawg

    Yes to both questions.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Julie

    Raju ~ Your concern is understandable, given the tragedy we've all seen this past week. Nor'easters are regular weather patterns along the upper East Coast. Just keep in touch with your airlines, and if there is danger for incoming or outgoing flights, they will cancel (or reroute, as the case may be) accordingly. You'll be in good hands. ~ Peace to you! Julie

    November 5, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TvNyC

    Hi , Erin Burnett you are the most beautiful anchor woman.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      she is not only one of the most beautiful women in the world, she is brilliant too

      November 6, 2012 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  6. TvNyC

    This storm will be a full blown snowstorm.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      I hope not. Too many people are still without power along the shoreline in New Jersey. The local public schools are back in session & are no longer being used as shelters for the victims.

      November 7, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  7. rad666

    "Looters add to Staten Island pain" -– Americans in their finest hour.

    November 6, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
    • jeff

      Nah this only happens in your big cities, when disasters hit small town america, looting simply does not happen.

      November 6, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dan BalbiI

    Where the hell is the President? That SOB hasn't worked as our President in the last four years. Campaigning, golfing and hanging out on television shows. This incompetent President needs to go tomorrow !!! ROMNEY ON NOVEMBER 6 2012!!!

    November 6, 2012 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
    • MarcNJ

      what the HeII are you talking about? He toured the damaged areas, and has been in contact with governors on a daily basis. Do people like you expect him to pick everything up and sweep it himself? The POTUS is not a micromanagement position. That's why we have state and local officials. And when he is on the campaign trail, it's not like he's "off" from work.

      November 6, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Charlie

      Doing, much, much, more than the War Criminal Bush did after Katrina

      November 6, 2012 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Maryanne

      Be careful what you ask for, you might just get it......ROMeaster is a reminiscent storm spawned from BUSHeaster.

      November 6, 2012 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  9. Alex

    after Sandy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KswTk4ZD1Ok

    November 6, 2012 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  10. mtaglydo

    This may sound crazy, but we have tons of empty houses in Youngstown, Ohio. There are homes in Detroit Michigan. They may not be perfect but they are capable of heat and shelter. neighbors can pull together with help from each other as they have been, while fema and red cross and assorted others work to clean roads and address gas leaks as well as large debris and help to make the areas hit hardest liveable, while boosting the economy in youngstown and Michigan. Just an idea?

    November 6, 2012 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Lucille

      good idea but how would the people get there? it is said that with all foreclosed houses, they could be rented out.

      November 6, 2012 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Kim

      Not only that but people need to have jobs when they get there.

      November 6, 2012 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  11. matt

    I'm curious, how is Brick 14 miles north of Toms River when the towns literally border each other?

    November 6, 2012 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
    • mike

      Hi,
      They generally gage distance by measuring capital to capital or downtown to downtown.

      November 6, 2012 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  12. TheSurvivalGuy

    Reblogged this on thesurvivalplaceblog.

    November 6, 2012 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  13. Matt

    All the weather models moved this storm to the east tonight. It's great news for the coastal areas. Hurricane Hunters will be flying into the storm tomorrow to get better data.

    November 6, 2012 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  14. don

    Oh no! The last thing the East coast needs. Let us not forget about NY and NU – Please Donate, and pray for them.

    November 6, 2012 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  15. Robin

    Hope you're right, Matt! Not sure we can handle too much more around here. Read http://www.livinginmillburn-shorthills.com/blog/ for details on life post-Sandy in New Jersey's Midtown Direct towns.

    November 6, 2012 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
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