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.