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.

soundoff (47 Responses)
  1. NyNick

    Pray to Jesus that your safe. Who has the power to command life if the Lord commandeth it not?
    WIll you believe the word of man who cannot dictate whether you live or die?

    November 6, 2012 at 4:45 am | Report abuse |
    • carolemily's you're not your..and seriously I can not stand to be preached to..keep it to yourself..

      November 6, 2012 at 4:59 am | Report abuse |
    • sir

      carolemily, what i can't stand are grammar nazis. get a f'ing life loser.

      November 6, 2012 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      NyNick, I should pray to the one who sent us the friggin' storms in the first place? Don't think so.

      November 6, 2012 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
    • jennibarger

      yeahhh... jesus will totally save you. just like he saved everyone else in the path of the storm. how about you take things into your own hands, get proactive, and save yourselves first – before you rely on a god to do something for you. have faith if you need to, but make sure you take care of business before you leave things up to your gods.

      November 6, 2012 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      carol, Joe, & jenni...NYNick was not addressing you...

      November 8, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. Insurance inquiry

    Could a hurricane-Sandy affected person inform me whether you've contacted your adjuster and, if so, are you getting any push back? I recall many Katrina policies litigating whether the water damage caused by flooding was encompassed within the meaning of "hurricane" and am wondering if that verbiage was largely clarified or is still contested.

    Appreciate any responses.

    November 6, 2012 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
    • PL Southern NJ

      The insurance adjuster I spoke with said that Sandy came ashore as a tropical storm, not a hurricane and so wind damage is covered. Separate flood insurance required.

      November 6, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. Susan of NJ

    We are evacuating for this next storm. And the week after that we will probably evacuate due to fog. Perhaps we should just move away from the coast !!! it's too dangerous to exist there.

    November 6, 2012 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  4. manchesterman56

    The coast is a nice place to visit on vacations, but I'll be damned if I'd live there.

    November 6, 2012 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. Nikki

    I feel the need to call a few things out in this article. For starters, Brick is NOT 14 miles north of Toms River, it is our neighboring town to the north. Two, Brick is NOT northern NJ, it is firmly in Central Jersey.

    Where do they get this information from?!

    November 6, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. she41

    Why are voting results being announced before the polls close? Fishy........

    November 6, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Anders Behring Breivik (King of the Island)

    Don't evacuate folks.....people will steal your stuff.

    November 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Guest

    There is a food drive for canned goods being held this week at the municipal hall in Belmar New Jersey. They also need donations of bleach, rubber gloves & heavy work gloves to aid in the local clean up efforts.
    The local food pantry was 2 blocks closer to the ocean in a low 1 story church building. The standing waters last Tuesday were chest high in Belmar & had to be pumped out, so we lost those food supplies that were collected from several schools & churches.
    Some of our school floors are below, or at street level. Our High School cafeteria held 9 feet of water. We actually had sea turtles, & fish swimming around in there! Our school's part of Belmar is still without power, but we are preparing classrooms for Monday if the power goes on(hopefully).
    Right now; it is snowing in Belmar, 33 degrees with a wind chill of 24 degrees.We hope the power that has been restored stays on. Our school offers our prayers for the well being of everyone helping the recovery, & all those affected by Sandy. Stay warm, stay well.

    November 7, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      I woke up & found we have 8 inches of heavy wet snow with ice. Fallen tree branches squashed one garden trellis & the weight of all that ice & snow collapsed my gazebo(sigh). The only happy member of the household this morning is our husky dog. This is going to hamper the crews trying to restore power to my children's schools after Sandy. We have a tentative start date of Monday the 12th; but if there is no power, they will not open.

      November 8, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
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    December 7, 2012 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
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