Brielle Issues Voluntary Evacuation for Low-Lying Areas
Police warn residents of 8 foot water, 40 mph winds
Brielle residents in low-lying areas should voluntarily evacuate, borough police announced this morning.
Emergency personnel announced a 3 p.m. high tide and 4 a.m. Thursday tide could create tides about 8 feet above normal. Winds are expected to gust as high as 60 mph, the borough announced.
Residents should secure property, clear streets of vehicles, and, if in a low-lying area, a voluntary evacuation is urged.
"Brielle Emergency Management and the Brielle Police Department have issued a voluntary evacuation for the low lying areas of Brielle. Of most concern is a Wednesday 3 p.m. high tide prediction of approximately 7 to 7.5 feet above normal mean lower lower water, and Thursday 4 a.m. forecast of approximately 8 to 8.5 feet above mean lower low water. This storm will also contain sustained 30 to 40 mph winds and upward of 60 mph wind gusts, therefore securing all loose items around your home is also advised. Snowfall is also predicted to a level of 2-4 inches. In this event please be sure all vehicles are clear of the roadways as to allow efficient and effective clearing of the snow."