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Toms River Township Office of Emergency Management
Friday January 22nd, 2016 :: 03:27 p.m. EST


Voluntary Evacuation of low-lying areas in Toms River Township. See email for details. No shelters open at this time.

Toms River Township officials are suggesting that residents who live in low-lying areas of the Township should consider evacuating.

Toms River Township Office of Emergency Management Coordinator, Paul Daley, said the evacuations are voluntary and suggested based on the potential for flooding, particularly as the storm moves through up to three full moon high tide cycles Saturday and Sunday.

It is important to note that there are no shelters open at this time. Please make alternate plans with family or friends.

Forecasters from the National Weather Service have said the nor'easter combined with the full moon is expected to generate waves up to 20 feet high, with a potential storm surge of 2 to 4 feet.

The National Weather Service storm update says widespread moderate coastal flooding is possible and there may be areas of major coastal flooding in some spots. It could last for three high tide cycles with water remaining trapped along the coast in the back bays and estuaries.

The ocean high tides are expected at 6:30 am, 7:07 pm on Saturday and 7:21 am and 7:52 pm Sunday. The high tides in the bay are expected at 11:09 pm Friday, 11:28 am and 11:56 pm Saturday and 12:12 pm Sunday.

The Toms River Township Emergency Operations Center will be open and activated at 9:00 am Saturday.


Move vehicles to higher ground if in low-lying areas. See our Facebook page for further parking instructions.

Toms River Township Office of Emergency Management
33 Washington St
Toms River Township, NJ 08753

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-341-3267

Alert Details

Moderate - Possible threat to life or property
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Likely (p > ~50%)
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Blizzard Warning

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