Hurricane Sandy and LBI NJ
Hurricane Sandy and Long Beach Island NJ
Hurricane Sandy has interrupted life on Long Beach Island, NJ, to say the least…so here are some helpful updates to understand more about Hurricane Sandy and Long Beach Island, NJ living. Please keep in mind that the situation is fluid so please contact me if you have any questions, and I will do my best to help.
The 2012 Election and Voting –
Long Beach Island Registered Voters can vote on Tuesday at the Southern Ocean County Resource Center at 179 South Main Street in Manahawkin. It was St. Mary’s and is just south of the Route 72/ Route 9 overpass. I will assume that polling hours are the normal polling hours – Questions about voting – call 609/597-1500.
Natural Gas Concerns –
NJNG shut off all the Natural Gas to and on LBI. The pipes are purged, and the risk of fire is reduced. The Atlantic City Press published an article in today’s paper about the recovery of gas to the Island. Again, consider winterizing.
North Jersey Gas Rationing –
Governor Christie instituted Gasoline Rationing in 12 northern NJ counties today. It is the same odd/even system used in the 1970’s – license plates ending in an odd number may fill on odd-numbered days of the month, and even numbers may fill on even days of the month. Currently, there are no restrictions for gas cans (Gerry Jugs).
Access to the Island –
There is still no access to Long Beach Island. If you hear that someone was on – they were likely First Responders or special teams escorted on to specific projects to protect health and safety. I heard in the Tuckerton Acme that a few employees were escorted over for a few hours to pull the perishable food. They were not granted public access and were only permitted to clear food to prevent a new health hazard. Please, encourage everyone you know to be patient – we need to wait and be permitted re-entry in a planned and organized manner.
New Nor’easter? –
The weather reports are suggesting that we may have another Nor’easter heading for the Island as if Hurricane Sandy and Long Beach Island, NJ, wasn’t enough. The weather agencies are not yet confident of the path of the storm. Keep an eye on the weather for the island zip code. If we get the storm, it may slow clean-up and delay access. As frustrated as we all are – don’t be angry with the local authorities. Safety must come first.
Hurricane Sandy and Long Beach Island, NJ have impacted us all. While the priority is now on safety, we can not help but think of what will happen in the future with the LBI real estate market and the summer industry of Long Beach Island. Please stay safe and contact me with any questions.
By : Nathan Colmer | The Van Dyk Group
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