Brigantine officials monitoring Hurricane Sandy

Brigantine officials monitoring Hurricane Sandy

We are keeping a close eye on updates regarding Hurricane Sandy and will be posting updates relevant to our area as we receive them. In the meantime, now is a good time to create or check your disaster supply kit and family disaster plan. Potential impacts of this storm are: flooding, debris, high winds, and power outages.”

Officials have asked residents, visitors and property owners to closely monitor weather conditions and forecasts over the next several days to stay informed about the possible effects from Hurricane Sandy. Secure all loose items on and around your property and prepare to move vehicles to higher ground in flood prone areas. There is no information regarding any evacuations at this point, either voluntary or mandatory

If you have an elderly family member on the island please make arraignments with them now. 

All beach entrances will be blocked off except for 38th street south and club drive as well as The North End beach entrance.

* On Sunday at 6: 00 P.M. the Boat Ramp will be closed

The beach gates at the Cove and Seaside Road will be shut Sunday evening

Residents should get ready by clearing gutters, securing outdoor furniture, and clearing storm drains.

With the potential for strong storms the county urged residents to take these steps:

Prepare –  Assemble a Kit of Emergency Supplies – Batteries, flashlight, radio, first-aid kit, medications, food and water to last three or more days, can opener, cooking tools, toiletries.

Plan – Create an Emergency Plan – Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so plan a way to contact one another, such as enlisting the help of a third party in another state as a contact, and review what you will do in different situations. 

Stay Informed – “Like” the Brigantine Police Facebook page , follow the county on Twitter   and visit the Brigantine Police Website  for  frequently for information and links to important resources. Also, listen to local radio and television and Brigantine Channel #2  for the latest information on storms and other emergencies.  Also sign up for NIXLE to receive email and text  messages

We’re closely monitoring the storm along with the National Weather Service, Local, County and State Emergency Management Officials.

 We are keeping a close eye on updates regarding Hurricane Sandy and will be posting updates relevant to our area as we receive them.

Please pass this information onto family and friends.. 

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