Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hurricane Sandy shelters

The Ocean County shore communities are calling for evacuations of residents in anticipation of the impending storm.

Here is the list of locations offering temporary shelter during Hurricane Sandy. We will update the list as we hear more.

Southern Regional High School is open now, but is not pet-friendly.
Toms River High School North will open at 4 p.m. today, Sunday, and is pet-friendly. The shelter can accommodate 400 people and blankets, water, and food will be supplied. Residents are asked to bring two days worth of clothing and medications.
The shelter will be pet friendly, but evacuees are asked to make sure pets are leashed and that cages accompany animals.
School buses will provide transportation for barrier island residents to the Pine Belt Arena.

News Channel 12 reports that Toms River High School East has opened a shelter with room for 200 people (10:30 am)
WOBM-FM news reporter earlier (Tuesday) the 2 shelters above were full and a third was opening at Intermediate School South.
Pinelands Middle School will open at 8 p.m. today, Sunday, and is pet friendly.
Barnegat and Waretown are operating a joint shelter at the Brackman Middle School in Barnegat Township.

Point Pleasant Boro: Point Pleasant Borough High School
(10/29 @ 11 am) Mandatory Noon Evacuation for Parts of Point Boro - Point Pleasant, NJ Patch
Tuckerton: Pinelands Regional Middle School

Lacey: United Methodist Church

Jackson announces location of shelter
The Jackson Township Office of Emergency Management will be putting forward a number of updates periodically over the next 48 hours to inform the residents of Jackson Township of any important information. Governor Chris Christie is recommending all residents stay home as long as it is safe, said Sgt. Christopher Parise, of the township’s Office of Emergency Management.
For residents needing assistance, the Jackson Liberty High School will be open accepting residents needing shelter. The shelter will be open starting 6 p.m. today, Sunday. It is located at 125 North Hope Chapel Road. Residents coming to the shelter are asked to bring their own blankets, pillows, toiletries and medication, Parise said.
Per Mayor Reina, a roadway travel restriction will be in effect starting midnight tonight. During this travel restriction, all non essential personnel are required to stay off all Jackson Township roadways. The travel restriction will remain in effect until further notice, Parise said.
Please call 732-928-9414 if you have any questions regarding the emergency shelter or if you wish to reach the Jackson Township Emergency Operations Center, Parise said.
In Lakewood:
All Saints Episcopal - 2nd Street and Rte 9
Intercessory Tabernacle - Arlington Avenue
Missionary Pentecostal Church - Fourth Street 
Temple Beth Am Shalom - Route 70

Reception centers are being established to take residents to larger shelters across the county. (scheduled to open at 3 p.m. on Sunday)
Adelphia Fire Department Substation, 993 Highway 33
Southard Fire Station, Route 9 and New Friendship Road
Ramtown Fire Station, 88 Ramtown Greenville Road

The Ocean County Library will be closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. Only Lakewood and Barnegat open Thur 10 am to 4.  Check their Web site for updates
There will be no TR Connection bus service Monday

Power outage:
Jersey Central Power & Light call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or call Customer Service at 800-662-3115 or visit online at and click on "Report an outage."

For Atlantic City Electric customers call 1-800-642-3780 or go online at and click on link to report streetlight outage.

Ocean County press releases also have valuable information that you might want to follow: 

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