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Berkeley Devastated

Roads impassible; police nearly unreachable

Phones at police headquarters are out and several structural fires burned as Berkeley woke up to the devasation of Hurricane Sandy.

Roads are impassible in the low-lying and waterfront sections. Transformers blew overnight as a burning smell lingered along Route 9.

From Berkeley's website:

Mandatory Evacuations & Shelters
In conjunction with our Berkeley Township OEM, based on current information from the National Weather Service, we have called for mandatory evacuations of the waterfront sections of Bayville that are EAST of Bayview Avenue along with those waterfront sections of Bayville that are within a 1,000 feet of the Atlantic Ocean, The Barnegat Bay and the Toms River. The Mandatory evacuation is effective noon, Monday October 29th. ...More

Click Here for the List of Shelters

Mayor's Declaration of a State of Emergency

Due to the hurricane, sanitation and recycling pick up has been suspended for Monday October 29th and Tuesday October 30th. Anyone who lives in a flood prone area to utilize the Central Regional Middle School Parking lot to park a car away from flood waters. Please secure boats and boat trailers.

 

Selinda Mahan October 30, 2012 at 07:09 PM
My sister and her husband live in Bayville at Sonata Bay S/Div. I am in GA. They do not have power. I don't know if you can tell me when power around that area will be restored, but if you are able, I will relay info to them. Thank you for any info you can give me. My email is selindamahan@live.com. Thank you and God bless you!
Selinda Mahan October 30, 2012 at 07:10 PM
I just joined. I appreciate any updates on power restoration for the Bayville area. Thank you.
CB October 30, 2012 at 07:27 PM
I live in Bayville on Brittany Drive in the Oak Crest development. We've had no power since 5P yesterday and have yet to hear anything about it being restored!
Jim Ryan October 30, 2012 at 08:16 PM
No power since 3pm in pinewalt
Kristen Blair October 31, 2012 at 12:43 AM
My other is stuck in the 500 section of holly Blvd in holly park!!! She has two giant trees blocking the road in both directions!
CB October 31, 2012 at 11:52 AM
We are still without power on Brittany Drive in the Oak Crest development in Bayville, NJ. UG!
Selinda Mahan October 31, 2012 at 03:30 PM
I tried to call a power company to report an outage for the Bayville area for my sister and all others, but I could not get through the automated message line that said, "Due to high volume and Sandy, etc., please call back at another time" or something like that. I wish I could help more, but being here in Georgia I feel a bit helpless.
Selinda Mahan November 02, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Does anyone in Bayville, NJ have power yet? My sister and her husband who is in hospice care are at their home and I cannot get hold of them. If anyone has an estimated time of power return, please let me know. I keep trying to call her cell phone but nothing. Thanks for any info.

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