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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Gerard Galindo October 29, 2012 at 06:18 PM
I am currently in Dallas, TX. I have been reading your post and have not seen anything about Bayville area...My wife and in-laws are there and I would like to know what is going on and if they should remain there or go someplace else...? Thank you kindly,
john October 29, 2012 at 08:17 PM
It's bad. I am way north and I'd say they should not stay there whatsoever. See this south of there. http://barnegat-manahawkin.patch.com/articles/update-ocean-has-breached-in-lbi-meeting-boulevard#photo-11944361


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