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Entire Town Of Ocean Gate Under Mandatory Evacuation

Procedures began at 4 p.m., mayor said

The entire borough of Ocean Gate is now under mandatory evacuation, Mayor Paul J. Kennedy said.

This small waterfront town sits at the mouth of the Toms River and along Barnegat Bay.

The borough will provide transportation to the Pine Belt Arena at Toms River High School North at the municipal building from 4 p.m. to approximately 8 p.m., Kennedy said.

"The fire company and first aid squad will be going around town starting around 3:30 p.m.to notify all residents," the mayor said. "All of our special needs residents have been notified."

As of 5 p.m., Bayview Avenue in both Berkeley and Ocean Gate was still clear, but the salt marshes were filling up rapidly. Ocean Gate Drive by the duck pond was still clear, too.

Mary October 29, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Actually they gave you a 30min notification... And a 4 hour span if you needed a ride, sounds pretty fair to me..
Kay October 29, 2012 at 12:46 PM
I've only lived in this community for a year, so take that into consideration re this comment, but I would think that just by taking a look at the weather forecast it would have been pretty darn clear that evacuation was going to be necessary. Let's take responsibility for our own safety, and not expect the local government to be a substitute for common sense.
Mattie October 29, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Well Phil we've been hearing warnings about this storm for the last 4 days.... why weren't you at least semi-ready to go when the call was made? There's a thing called "planning ahead".
sandy bottom October 29, 2012 at 01:30 PM
do you have a tv or radio philip?????
Stacie October 29, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Ditto on Mattie's comment "Well Phil we've been hearing warnings about this storm for the last 4 days.... why weren't you at least semi-ready to go when the call was made? There's a thing called "planning ahead".
Joe October 29, 2012 at 04:49 PM
So anyone still in Ocean Gate with updates on flooding or wind damage ?
Rob Beaton October 29, 2012 at 05:23 PM
No word on flooding/wind, but Ocean Gate Market is/was on fire this morning.
Joe October 29, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Thanks for that info.
Cj DeMarco October 29, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Any update on te flooding?
Diane B Riley October 30, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Anyone know about any Flooding or Damage in Ocean Gate?
Christie DaLiar October 30, 2012 at 11:01 AM
West side of town is in decent shape... haven't gone out in the car yet though
Christie DaLiar October 30, 2012 at 11:02 AM
I have a high basement, and its dry as a bone
Phil colicchio October 30, 2012 at 12:18 PM
I'm in north jersey and my fence was blown away and tree was uprooted. Can anyone tell me how bad the flooding is in ocean gate? I probably can't get down until Friday. Thanks and hope everyone is safe
jessica carver October 30, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Our house in on east long branch any news about fflooding in that area would be greatly appreciated
Joe Morrone October 30, 2012 at 09:20 PM
I used to live in Ocean Gate years ago right on the beach on Bayview Ave. between the first and second piers. Would love to know how badly it got hit; photos would be wonderful.
terry reilly October 31, 2012 at 06:33 AM
T. Reilly.here and I..stayed through the storm and in plan English we got our asses kicked....waster surge happen so fast...we were in the eye no dought in my mind..got toooo quiet then BAM..back end of sandy w..south winds came and it was all over ..5 feet of water. In a hours time..had a foot of nasty brown water on first floor....we lost a lot and not even talking the garage. Yet....BEACH IS DESTROYED ..BOARDWALK DONE..forget about your early AM walks & bike rides...if your coming OG. ..your of the day will. OMG.....
angel November 01, 2012 at 10:42 PM
does anyone know how newport ave is. I have a house 5 blocks from the bay. I am out of state and trying to get back ASAP. hopefully by tomorrow. please help me
Joe B November 11, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Seriously Phil, pretty infantile posting. Grow up and stop looking to blame everyone else for your laziness or chronic incompetence. Food stamps do not entitle you to such public flatulence...
dainty January 25, 2013 at 08:00 PM
If anyone in Ocean Gate needs help gutting or removing debris. Our volunteers will help you for free. We are trying to get there Fri Sat Sun Feb 1, 2 3. But we need residents to reach out to us. Joandelucia@verizon.net Sandy Weekday Warriors on FB
dainty January 25, 2013 at 08:03 PM
If anyone in Ocean Gate needs help gutting or removing debris we as volunteers will do it for free. We have been working in Ortley, Ocean Beach 3, Pelican Island and would be very happy to help you guys as well, Residents need to reach out to us. joandelucia@verizon.net Sandy Weekday Warriors on facebook* No one has to do this alone*

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