Officials: Storm 'Starting to Pick Up'
Manasquan's Emergency Management coordinator says Sandy about to get worse fast
Hurricane Sandy's impact on the Jersey Shore is starting to be felt in a big way in Manasquan, where officials say there are six-foot surges of water in low-lying areas.
Manasquan's Emergency Management coordinator, David Kircher, said Monday afternoon that the beachfront area and parts of Main Street, Brielle Road and Watson's Creek were overrun with water.
"It's not looking good," Kircher said.
Some residents who did not heed the evacuation orders had to be pulled from their neighborhoods with the borough's high-water vehicles, Kircher said.
"And (conditions are) only going to deteriorate from 2 p.m. on -- and quickly," Kircher said.
The dune wall crews built last weekend to protect the beachfront survived the first high tide, but officials aren't sure it will make it through the next tidal surge, Kircher said.
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