Berkeley Township police have issued an evacuation order for all residents who live east of Bayview Avenue.
The notice posted on the police department's Facebook page reads:
"The Berkeley Township OEM (Office of Emergency Management) is advising that due to the impending Nor'Easter storm, a mandatory evacuation for homes east of Bayview Avenue has been ordered."
"High winds and flooding to areas already hit by Hurricane Sandy are expected. Residents can use the shelter at Central Regional High School for assistance and supplies."
At Saturday's emergency meeting of the Township Council, Police Chief Karin DiMichele and Mayor Carmen Amato urged residents to heed any evacuation warnings.
"We do not issue these warnings lightly," she said on Saturday, noting at that point that mandatory evacuations had only been ordered twice in 20 years.
When Hurricane Sandy struck, flood waters rose 6 feet in 45 minutes, Amato said. A number of residents had to be rescued from attics and higher floors of their homes as a result, he said.
"When we put out a mandatory evacuation order, we need your help," DiMichele said. "Please cooperate, for everyone's safety."