Beach Haven

Hurricane Sandy Storm Updates

Hurricane Emergency Preparedness Updates

Update #36 Dec 11 2:30 pm

Message from the Borough:

There will be no debris pick-up for residential areas from Sunday Dec 23, 2012 through Tuesday Jan 1, 2013. The final day for debris pick-up for residents will be Wednesday January 2nd, 2013.

Thank you


Update #35 Nov. 28th 1:10pm

Message from Public Works Department:

Property owners are responsible for sand removal from their properties. Property owners and/or contractors must transport sand to Centre Street on the oceanside, where it will be screened by the Public Works Department. This is subject to change, please check back frequently.


Update #34 Nov. 26th 11:59am

Message Water Department:

We would like to stress that Beach Haven is still under a BOIL WATER ADVISORY.  WATER MUST BE BOILED BEFORE USE. Please visit this site frequently for any updates on this issue.  Residents can use powerwashers and hoses at this time.


Update #33 Nov. 21st 9:43am

New Jersey Natural Gas update:

Natural Gas is estimated to be reintroduced on November 19th and completion of meters are estimated for Sunday November 25th. Residential meters will be tagged and homeowners are required to hire a licensed contractor to restore natural gas service to their home. The contractor will be required to return the signed and dated tag to the Beach Haven Construction Department.

Please visit the New Jersey Natural Gas website to follow restoration updates and get more information for gas connection.


Update #32 Nov. 20th 9:38am

Message from Beach Haven Emergency Management:

As the gas is turned on to the municipality, please lets remember the rest of the people further north who suffered many damages and losses, they will be without Gas service for a long time, so with that said, Please “re-cycle” your electric heater to the Long Beach Township PD where it will be redistributed further up the coast line to others who need it! Let’s pay it forward people!


Update #31 Nov. 19th 2:47pm

New Jersey Natural Gas Update:

On Monday, November 19th, New Jersey Natural Gas will be working on 129th Street to Marine Street. Natural Gas is estimated to be reintroduced today, November 19th and completion of meters are estimated for Sunday November 25th. Residential meters will be tagged and homeowners are required to hire a licensed contractor to restore natural gas service to their home. The contractor will be required to return the signed and dated tag to the Beach Haven Construction Department.

As your heat is being restored, Long Beach Township will be accepting back the donated space heaters, in order to pay it forward to other Jersey Shore Communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

New Jersey Natural Gas Advise to Customers:

1) As the property owner, you are responsible for maintaining all gas lines on your side of the meter

2) You will need to have a qualified technician, ie licensed plumber or HVAC, to inspect all of your gas lines for proper operation and leaks.

3) Any furnaces, boilers or other appliances exposed to flooding or other storm related damage must be serviced & determined to be safe for use by a qualified technicians.

4) Once the qualified technician has determined that your gas system & equipment are safe for use, the qualified technician should connect your gas line to the gas valve.

5) Once the qualified technician has established the piping connection and determined that it is safe for use, the gas valve can be turned to the on position.

6) There will be a tag on the valve which must be signed & dated by both the resident & qualified technician & returned to the Municipal Code Official located at  Surf City Borough Hall 813 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, NJ 08008 Phone: 609-494-6448.


Update #30 Nov. 12th 5:15pm

New Jersey Natural Gas Update:

Tomorrow, Tuesday Nov. 13th, New Jersey Natural Gas will be working on our service restoration plan for Long Beach Island in the North Beach section. Please visit New Jersey Natural Gas for additional information.


Update #29 Nov. 12th 3:16pm

Message from Beach Haven Office of Emergency Management as of Nov. 11th:

Attention BEACH HAVEN residents/business owners:

Water services have been restored to some sections of Beach Haven. The Long Beach Township Health Department has issued a boil water advisory for BEACH HAVEN residents/business owners. Please ensure water comes to a rolling boil for a minimum of one minute, allow water to cool, and then use.

BEACH HAVEN has limited water service, and is therefore under a water restriction. Please do not use powerwashers or hoses until further notice.


Updates #28 Nov. 12th 1:05 pm

Just a reminder:

Space heater distribution will be taking place at the LBI grade school (20th street and Central Ave. Ship Bottom) today until 3pm and tomorrow 11/13 from 9am to 3pm. The space heaters are for LBI residents only. Please bring proof of residency.


Update #27 Nov. 11th 3:41pm

New Jersey Natural Gas Restoration Begins, follow the LBI gas restoration:

On Sunday,  November 11, New Jersey Natural Gas will begin work on our service restoration plan for Long Beach Island in the section of the island that begins in Ship Bottom, at the block of West 7th Street between Shore and Barnegat Avenues, and continues north from 6th Street in S hip Bottom through 25th Street in Surf City. (See map on page 2 on the link)

Please note that police will have this section of the island blocked off to pedestrian and vehicle traffic on Sunday, so that we may safely complete this complex operation.

Our work will take place in three phases: first, a team will re-introduce natural gas into the main, one section of the island at a time. This is the work that is being conducted on Sunday.As your section of the island is completed, a second team will begin to repair and replace the meter sets within your section. When this work is completed, a home or business will have natural gas up to its meter. At this point, if a home or business has electricity and is habitable and occupied, then you may have your own qualified technician determine that your natural gas system and equipment are safe for use, and turn on your natural gas service. We estimate that this meter work should tentatively be completed by Thursday November 15, but you should check back on this site for updates.
We are advising customers as follows:
• As a property owner, you are responsible for maintaining all gas lines on your side of the meter.
• You need to have a qualified technician inspect all your gas lines for proper operation and leaks.
• Any furnaces, boilers or other appliances exposed to flooding or other storm-related damage must be serviced and determined to be safe for use by qualified technicians.
• Once a qualified technician has determined that your gas system and equipment are safe for use, the technician should connect your gas line to the gas valve.
• Once the qualified technician establishes the piping connection and
determines that it is safe for use, the gas valve can be turned to the on position.
• There will be a tag on the valve, which must be signed and dated by both the resident and the technician, and then returned to the municipal code official.

THIS SCHEDULE IS TENTATIVE.
PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE FREQUENTLY FOR UPDATES. New Jersey Natural Gas website 


Update #26 Nov. 10th 8:00pm

After this weekend, Long Beach Island will be accessible to residents, homeowners and taxpayers, unless there is an issue with the current municipal utility infrastructure in place. Keep checking this site for any updates in this regard.

Today, both the Army Corp of Engineers and FEMA came out to inspect the Borough’s critical infrastructure and as a result, the Borough will require trailers to house our Water, Public Works, Police, Construction, and Administrative personnel. These assets are estimated to be deployed in Veteran’s Bicentennial Park within the next 10 days.


Update #25 Nov. 10th 4:30pm

ATTENTION PERMANENT BEACH HAVEN RESIDENTS

Space Heater Distribution

November 10, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
The LBIOEM has a limited supply of electric space heaters available for distribution. Our priority with your help is to provide these units to our permanent residents and families in most need i.e. elderly, disabled, families with children and first responders.
A limited supply of space heaters has been set aside for families with children in the LBI Consolidated School Districts. Please call 609-494-2341 Ext. 1104.
For those residents other than the school population, distribution will be provided at the Long Beach Island grade school located at 201 20th Street, Ship Bottom, NJ on Monday, November 12, 2012 between 9:00am to 3:00pm.
Permanent residents should bring proof of residence i.e. drivers’ license, deed, tax bill.
As further donations of space heaters become available notification will be made through www.lbieoc.org Please let us know if you will be there, as these will be put aside specifically for you.

Update #24 Nov. 10th 11:43am

Attention BEACH HAVEN:

Water services have been restored to some sections of Beach Haven. The Long Beach Township Health Department has issued a boil water advisory for BEACH HAVEN residents/business owners. Please ensure water comes to a rolling boil for a minimum of one minute, allow water to cool, and then use.


Update #23 More Re-entry information Nov. 10th 5:35am

ATTENTION BOROUGH OF BEACH HAVEN RESIDENTS/TAXPAYERS:THE GOVERNOR HAS APPROVED THE RE-ENTRY PLAN.Bridge will be open on 11/10/12 at 6am.

You will be permitted with your re-entry placard and or proof of ownership/residency, (Deed, tax bill, utility bill, driver’s license etc…). Registered Contractors will also be allowed on to begin remediation of damaged properties, also note that beginning on Wednesday any major property restoration to be performed: Contractors must obtain a permit from our temporary building office located in Surf City at their Municipal Complex. All insurance adjusters and inspectors are permitted with documentation and work order.In addition to the above, a curfew will be in effect and strictly enforced between the hours of 11 pm and 5 am. This has been implemented to ensure the safety of our residents and their properties.All trash and refuse can be placed at curb; do not put in street or block fire hydrants. PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK ACCESS TO UTILITY METERS OR UTILITY SERVICE ON YOUR PROPERTY. Please note (BEACH HAVEN RESIDENTS/TAXPAYERS) while we have been able to get temporary water to most of our residents be advised that water pressure is low and that water is not drinkable and must be boiled for a minimum of one minute in order to be safe. Also note there is no NATURAL GASservice anywhere on Long Beach Island.The military assets on LBI have been mostly reassigned from a security mission to an engineering assignment; however they are still assisting with security in some areas including Holgate.For further information please visit http://www.lbieoc.org/

ATTENTION INFORMATION REGARDING INSURANCE ADJUSTERS: Updated Nov. 9th 3:41pm

All insurance adjusters and inspectors are permitted with documentation and work orders tomorrow Nov. 10th and Sunday Nov. 11th.


Update #22 Thursday Nov. 8th 6:43pm

ATTENTION BEACH HAVEN RESIDENTS RE-ENTRY NEWS:

As promised we are disseminating this information pursuant to the Governors phone call with our Island Mayors. An agreement was made this evening with the Governor’s office to let those people who were denied access on Monday to Holgate and North Beach from 7-12pm tomorrow, Friday Nov. 9th,  for entry to the Island and they must depart by 3pm.

In addition to the above it was agreed that all residents/homeowners of Long Beach Island will be permitted to enter the Island Saturday November 10th and Sunday November 11th to have their homes assessed and remove debris starting at 6:00am. Please have your appropriate placard or proof of ownership. All trash and refuse can be placed at curb, do not put in street or block fire hydrants. PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK ACCESS TO UTILITY METERS OR UTLITY SERVICE ON YOUR PROPERTY.

 Please be advised that a curfew will be in effect and strictly enforced from the hours of 11:00pm – 5:00am. Also for our residents please be advised that we still have limited water with minimal pressure and no gas services.

Licensed Contractors who are performing home repairs due to the storm, ie. Water shut-offs, debris removal will have access to your properties starting 6am on Friday, November 9th.


Update #21 Thursday Nov. 8th 6:15pm

Press Release from New Jersey Natural Gas:

HURRICANE SANDY RESPONSE UPDATE

 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 – 3:30 pm

 (WALL, NJ) – New Jersey Natural Gas today announced that our initial service assessments are complete in Monmouth County, with the exception of Sea Bright and Belford, where work continues.  We are developing our service restoration plan for coastal Monmouth County.

On Long Beach Island, we have now completed all initial service assessments.  These assessments are helping to inform our engineers in developing our service restoration plan.

Although we are dealing with significant access constraints in the Bay Head to Seaside portion of our system, we have completed half of our initial main assessments in this area, and 2,500 initial service assessments.  We are continuing to develop our restoration plan; one of the first projects in this plan will be to install new main where the ocean breeched the barrier island near the Mantoloking Bridge.

In Sea Bright, 25 percent of our initial service assessment is completed.  We continue to retire services to condemned buildings throughout the affected portions of our system in Monmouth County, and are finalizing many of the service restoration plans in these affected areas: we are currently working to restore service in Manasquan.

Until service is restored on the barrier islands, there are a number of temporary options your family may want to consider.  An excellent source for that information is: http://energy.gov/public-services/homes/heating-cooling/home-heating

Please remember, all customers who have had service interrupted—both within and outside the shut-off areas– should be advised that when natural gas service returns to their area federal and state safety codes require the following conditions must be met before natural gas service can be safely restored:

  • homes and businesses must have electricity,
  • homes and businesses must be habitable and occupied, and
  • any furnaces, boilers or other appliances exposed to flooding or other storm related damage must be serviced and determined to be safe for use by qualified technicians.

Federal, New Jersey and local safety codes prohibit tampering with natural gas meters and service lines.  Even if natural gas service has not yet been restored to your area, this could significantly hamper efforts to restore service.

If you smell an odor of natural gas, leave the building immediately.  Do not light matches, touch electrical switches or appliances, or use your telephone.  From a safe location, customers should notify us of all gas leaks immediately at 1-800-GAS-LEAK.

 


Update #20 Thursday Nov. 8th 10:57am

Update for Beach Haven Residents Only by the Office of Emergency Management:

To our fellow Beach Haven Residents we are highly aware of the anxiety that you are feeling, we are doing everything in our power to have you gain access to your homes.Due to the State of Emergency  imposed by the Governor all access with the exception of critical infrastructure personnel has been imposed on all barrier islands. The Joint Mayors of  the Island have been petitioning the Governor’s Office to allow access to the island; we are in favor of this decision. Please review this page as we expect to have a more clear
answer  to your re-entry early this evening. For our residents please be advised that we still have no water or gas services.

 


Update #19 Wednesday Nov. 7th at 12:12pm

******Bridge Closure******
The Long Beach Island Joint Emergency Management would like to advise that the Rt72/Causeway bridge will be closed to all eastbound traffic starting Wednesday 11-7 at 1:00 pm until Friday 11-9 at 6:00 am, due to the incoming Nor’easter. High tide at the bridge will be approximately 4:00 pm so we are insisting that all traffic be off the Island by 1:00 pm. Should there be any variation in the weather, these closure times will be changed accordingly. Please do not call the Police Station or Emergency Management trailer for questions regarding this announcement, utilize LBIEOC.ORG to monitor any changes with the bridge and all other storm related information.


Updates #18 Wednesday Nov. 7th at 9:32am

Please be advised that the NJSP OEM does not support re-entry of noncritical individuals to the Barrier Islands in Ocean County. This is a reminder that the mandatory evacuation order remains in effect and will be until rescinded only by the Governor. Any Municipality who wishes to allow entry of noncritical individuals to these restricted areas must request permission directly from the Governors Office.

Lt. Keith Klements
Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Office of Emergency Management
Phone:732-341-3451


CLARIFICATION OF RE-ENTRY FOR LONG BEACH ISLAND:

ATTENTION BEACH HAVEN:
Tomorrow MONDAY 11/5/12, entry will be permitted from 07:00AM-12:00PM.
No one will be permitted to enter the Island after 12:00PM. You must leave by 3:00PM.
Beach Haven Homeowners, Business Owners and Renters must show their re-entry placard, driver’s license showing a Beach Haven address
or
proof of residence/ownership if you do not have placard (i.e., tax bill, deed, utility bill, etc.).
No children under 12 and pets will be permitted onto the island.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE PROPER IDENTIFICATION AND DOCUMENTATION YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY.
Please use the right, slow lane of Route 72 East when approaching the checkpoint at Marsha Drive.
Please understand that Beach Haven is still without water, sewer, and gas services. Many sections of Beach Haven are still without electric.
This is still a very dangerous situation in our town as our infrastructure has been severely compromised.
Clean out and bag all refrigerator and freezer items for trash collection.
Items to take with you: IDs, financial documents, medications, cash, valuable items; RE-ENTRY PLACARD. Do not leave any pets behind.
The Beach Haven business owner pick-up at Pathmark has been cancelled for tomorrow as business owners are permitted access as per this message.
Please be patient and expect long lead times at the bridge checkpoint.

Update #16 Sunday Nov. 4th 5:22 pm

RE-ENTRY FOR RESIDENTS ONLY (PROOF OF RESIDENCY REQUIRED) MONDAY NOV. 5TH

From the LBI Joint Emergency Operations Center:
www.lbieoc.org

November 4, 2012, 3:20 p.m. ONLY FOR MONDAY NOV. 5th

Long Beach Island will be open to residents only, on Monday, November 5,
2012 from 7:00 a.m.  to  3:00 p.m.(Get there early) Due to unsafe conditions,
there will be no access for residences of Holgate and North Beach.

Residents must show their re-entry placard, driver’s license showing an
LBI address or proof of residence (i.e., tax bill, deed, etc.).
This information will be checked at the bridge prior to access being granted.

Re-entry Instructions:
1. Entry will be from 7:00 AM-12:00 Noon
2. All residents must  leave the island by 3:00 PM
3. Clean out and bag all refrigerator and freezer items for trash collection.
4. Items to take with you: IDs, financial documents, medications, cash,
valuable items, RE-ENTRY PLACARD
5. No children under 12 permitted. Do not leave any pets behind!

***OFF LIMITS***
No access will be granted to North Beach or Holgate.

 


Update #15 Sunday Nov. 4th 11:43pm

Status of Beach Haven:

New Voter information for Displaced Residents is available on the Municipal Clerk’s page.

Status from the Beach Haven Office of Emergency Management:

Attention Beach Haven Residents: The Beach Haven Office of Emergency Management has been working with our Beach Haven Police Department and the National Guard to develop a plan for our residents to safely return to their residences to assess damage. As soon as that has completed, information will be provided. Please know that our First Responders are doing everything in their power to provide residents with a safe return to Beach Haven as quickly as possible.

Thank you


Update #14 Saturday Nov. 3rd 9:39am

Message from Long Beach Township, as the island municipalities have come together under FEMA, on the Status of Long Beach Island as of yesterday, Nov. 2nd:

Also: The entire natural gas grid on Long Beach Island is shut down and must be completely rebuilt.

We would like to offer you an update on your community as of November 2, 2012. Your community suffered significant effects as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Much of LBI was washed over with the ocean meeting the bay leaving behind mass amount of debris. In addition strong winds and rain were present during the storm. These conditions caused major damage in the area of flooding, beach erosion, damaged numerous homes, personal property and utilities. As of now no known loss of life exists. We encourage those who remained to call 9-1-1 to arrange for evacuation.

In response to this government officials from local to federal levels are in your town working jointly to restore your community and lives to pre Sandy conditions.

Your government is checking for life, clearing roads, securing homes, making unstable utilities safe. Government agencies on site include but not limited to: US Army, US Air Force, FEMA, Coast Guard, NJSP, County Prosecutor’s Office, Sheriff’s Department, Local and County Emergency Management teams.

We are working with NJ Natural Gas and AC Electric to address severe utility issues. We are safeguarding the integrity of your properties from looting. We have a significant security presence from Federal to Local Officials. We are developing plans to address extremely controlled public access to recover only important personal property, medications and documents. Additionally plans will be addressed for the US Postal Service and upcoming election. We are also working to insure that our children’s education continues un-interrupted or perhaps continuing in a different location.

We are working with the business community to safeguard your interest. We will be in contact with you to develop a controlled access plan to your business. We do not anticipate repopulating your town under normal conditions in the immediate future.

Of importance FEMA’s strongest recommendation is to file a claim with your insurance company and also register a claim with FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 or online at disasterassistance.gov

FEMA strongly recommends if in doubt register your claim and generalities can be analyzed at a later point. FEMA guidance will be available to you in the immediate future.
We encourage you to remain updated by watching local news sources.

Lastly, you have your governments’ assurance that we will muster all available resources to adequately address reconstructing your community and lives.


Update #13 Friday Nov. 2nd 1:45 pm

Status Update from the Beach Haven Office of Emergency Management:

We recognize everyone is anxious to return to the island. Our emergency personnel are doing everything they can to restore our infrastructure. As of 1:45pm, there is no change from our previous updates. Beach Haven is still without sewer, power and electric services. We will continue to keep everyone updated.


Update #12 Friday Nov. 2nd

Beach Haven is still without water, sewer and power and many roads are impassable. It is still extremely dangerous for anyone to be on the island and there is still NO set date as to when residents, (even with re-entry placards) can enter. We are asking everyone to stay away from LBI until further notice. All modes of transportation are prohibited. Our First Responders are working hard to make the island safe. Once we are given more information we will update as soon as possible.

 

Thank you


As of 9:45am The Beach Haven Office of Emergency Management stated that there is no change to report on the condition reported below.

As of 7:45 This Morning, Message from the Beach Haven Office of Emergency Management on the condition of the Borough of Beach Haven:

As of 7:45, there is no change from our previous posts. Beach Haven is still without sewer, power and electric services. We are continuing to have reports of gas leaks throughout town and our focus remains on getting our infrastructure on-line. We will continue to keep everyone updated. It is of the utmost importance that everyone understands Beach Haven is still without sewer, water and electric services at this time. It is still an unsafe environment for residents to return. Our personnel are doing everything they can to get our infrastruture back on-line.

Update #11 Nov. 1st, 2012 8:32am

The Bridge is still closed to eastbound traffic until further notice, even to residents with re-entry placards. As soon as we are informed that the island is safe to return from our Office of Emergency Management, we will update the website and alert residents through Nixle and the community email list.


ATTENTION: DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER, BOROUGH HALL WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW, THURSDAY NOV. 1ST.

Update #10  Oct. 31st,2012 1:14pm

Message from the Office of Emergency Management PLEASE READ:

Our focus right now is the health, safety and well-being of our first responders, our police department and work crews. Please DO NOT call our EOC or police departments for requests to check the status of your homes. Also, please limit your personal phone calls to our emergency personnel as these are our only lines of communication at this time. We do not have the manpower available right now to respond to these requests as we are focusing on getting our infrastructure back on-line. Updates will be made when information is available.

ALSO:

We greatly encourage additional evacuations now before high tide. Our police department has advised us that roads are passable for EXITING the island only. Again, it is important that everyone understand that we do not have power, sewer or water right now. We will continue to keep you updated.

Thank you.


Pictures and Footage:

Thank you Laura and George Gilbert for these pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/phimig/sets/72157631894810858/

Footage taken by First Responders: http://vimeo.com/52525649

Raw Footage of Long Beach Island (Parts of Beach Haven) after Hurricane Sandy: http://www.necn.com/10/30/12/Hurricane-Sandy-aftermath-Raw-video-from/landing.html?blockID=795357 for more pictures you can friend Borough Beach Haven and the Beach Haven EOC on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/borough.beachhaven and http://www.facebook.com/beachhaven.eoc.

Thank you to our First Responders for all the  great work they have been doing before and after the storm.


Update #9 Oct. 30th 6:48pm

ATTENTION: BOROUGH HALL WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW WEDNESDAY OCT. 31, 2012 DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER.

Message from the Office of Emergency Management:

There is a Mandatory curfew tonight from 6pm to 6am tomorrow which will be strictly enforced.

Current Conditions:

At this time we have vehicles available to rescue people from their homes and get them off the Island. If you have family members who stayed on the Island and you can get a text message to them, please encourage them to leave as we do not expect to have utilities, water, sewer service, or phone service for an estimated week to 10 days. For those asking what happened in our community, there were many buildings underwater, undermined and falling off their foundations. We have no knowledge of what is happening in the other communities as we are focusing our attention on trying to get roadways cleared so that we can do a thorough damage assessment. When we have valid information we will post. Please do not call the Beach Haven Police Department or Emergency Management for property checks at this time. The bridge is currently closed to eastbound traffic until further notice. Thank you.


Weather Update from the National Weather Service: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCUAT3+shtml/292256.shtml


ATTENTION:  Due to severe weather, Borough Hall will be closed tomorrow,  Tuesday Oct. 30th, 2012


Latest weather update from the weather channel:  http://www.weather.com/news/weather-hurricanes/sandy-top-five-20121028

We encourage all residents who have not done so already to sign up their cell phones and email addresses with Nixle at www.nixle.com

Weather forecast from weather underground: http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/at201218_5day.html

Update #8 Oct. 29th 12:07 pm

Borough of Beach Haven Office of Emergency Management is advising anyone that needs to get off the Island go to the Engleside Inn If you cannot get there please call 911 and then move to the highest floor of your home and bring a cell phone with you and wait for assistance. There will be arraignments made for a ride to the nearest shelter. Please note that you may not be able to bring your pets. Trucks will be taking everyone to the shelter at Southern Regional High School.


Weather Forecast from the National Weather Service for Beach Haven http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Beach+Haven&state=NJ&site=PHI&lat=39.5597&lon=-74.2444

If you have not done so already, please register with Nixle to get text message and email alerts on storm updates at http://www.nixle.com/. We will be sending updates as we get them.

Update #7

The situation here in Beach Haven is deteriorating quickly, the storm has gained strength, if you have not evacuated we urge you to do so immediately. The causeway and bridge are only closed to eastbound traffic. Keep watching local news.


ATTENTION:  Due to severe weather, Borough Hall will be closed tomorrow, Monday Oct. 29th, 2012. We encourage all residents to register with Nixle http://www.nixle.com/ to keep up-to-date with storm alerts. The Office of Emergency Management has joined Facebook and will be posting information at http://www.facebook.com/beachhaven.eoc. 


Update # 6

Hurricane Sandy Message #6

This is the Beach Haven office of Emergency Management contacting you on October 28, 2012 concerning Hurricane Sandy. Governor Christi’s mandatory order to evacuate Long Beach Island is to be carried out by, Sunday, October 28. @ 4 p.m The Long Beach Island Bridge will be closed to traffic at 4 p.m. today. You can expect status reports as the storm impacts our area. For up to date information monitor local news and access information links at beachhaven-nj.gov, our facebook page at Beach Haven EOC http://www.facebook.com/beachhaven.eoc and nixle.


Shelter information 

10-28 2012- HURRICANE SANDY REGIONAL STORM SHELTERS FOR OCEAN COUNTY
The current Shelter status is as follows, there are 3 Regional Shelters:
1. Toms River North HS at the Pine Belt Arena Opens at 4pm, Animal friendly
2. Southern Regional HS Manahawkin. Opens at noon, NO ANIMALS
3. Pinelands Middle School, Little Egg Harbor. Opens at 8pm, Animal Friendly ***THERE ARE ONLY A LIMITED AMOUNT OF CRATES, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN***


Update #5

News From Long Beach Township Police Department: Pinelands Regional Middle School will have an animal friendly shelter opening at 8pm tonight Sunday 10/28, animals must be crated. Please do not drop your pets off and leave. You are responsible for your pet. There will be limited space. If you can seek shelter with family or friends do so. Pinelands Shelter should be a last resort.


Update #4

Due to Severe weather the Beach Haven School will be closed til further notice.


Update # 3

This is a special broadcast from the Beach Haven Office of Emergency Management. A mandatory evacuation is in effect and must be completed by 4pm on Sunday October 28th. Due to the severity of Hurricane Sandy, it is important that everyone on Long Beach Island evacuate to a safer location. At 4pm on Sunday, the Manahawkin Bay Bridge will be closed to eastbound traffic. We ask that you limit your phone calls to the police department to emergency calls only.

Be advised that the shelter at Southern Regional High School will be opening tomorrow around 12pm. Unfortunately this will not be a “pet friendly” shelter this time. If you need to shelter with a pet we suggest you call Pinelands Regional in Little Egg Harbor, they will be allowing pets.


Update #2

Governor Christie has ordered a mandatory evacuation of Long Beach Island. All residents are ordered to evacuate by 4:00p.m., Sunday October 28, 2012. Secure your properties and assist the special needs population. Remember to have your reentry pass with you and stay informed by monitoring local news.


Update #1

We will continue to update this section of the Borough website with information regarding Hurricane
Sandy. The first update is a press release dated Friday October 26th from the Beach Haven Office of
Emergency Management Hurricane Sandy # 1 . It is recommended that residents with health issues begin to evacuate
the island now, as transportation over the bridge may become difficult once the storm hits. All
evacuations are voluntary at this time.

We encourage all residents on the island to register on the website with Global Connect for the reverse
911 calls Global Connect So that they are up to date with any emergency information. Global Connect