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More Evacuations Ordered in Squan

Residents must be cleared out by 2 p.m. Sunday

From the Borough of Manasquan:

A state of emergency has been declared for the Borough of Manasquan. 

A mandatory evacuation has been issued for all areas east of Watson’s Creek. This evacuation order includes all areas east of the bridges, including the entire beachfront, Deep Creek Drive and GlimmerGlass Circle. 

A mandatory evacuation is also in effect for Main Street east of Sims Avenue, including all of Sims, Pershing and Meadow Avenues…Watson, Holly & River Place, Perrine Boulevard and East Virginia Avenue, including all side streets that fall between East Virginia Ave and Perrine Boulevard.

Additionally, a voluntary evacuation is recommended to persons residing East of Highway 71, and not in the aforementioned mandatory zones. People in this area that live in low-lying or flood-prone areas, particularly the elderly and special needs persons, are advised to evacuate now. Furthermore, depending on future forecasts, the mandatory evacuation may need to be expanded to additional areas.

Evacuees should rush all preparatory actions to completion, and be prepared to leave affected areas now. The incoming tide will likely cause access points to be cut off permanently due to flooding by 4 PM today. It is recommended that utilities including gas and electric be shut off prior to leaving your home. Please be advised that once your gas is shut off, you should contact NJ Natural gas prior to re-establishing service.

A map of evacuation areas is available on the Borough’s website at www.manasquan-nj.com. The latest storm and evacuation information will be posted both on the website and 1620AM station. Residents are also encouraged to register for email and text notifications on the Borough’s website.

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