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Township: Toms River Preparing for Possible Effect of Hurricane Jose

The Township of Toms River has released the following bulletin regarding the potential impact of Hurricane Jose at is expected to pass the coast of New Jersey in the Atlantic Ocean.

Below is the message from the Township:

Toms River Township is continuing to monitor Hurricane Jose, which will bring some impacts to mainly coastal areas of our region tonight through Wednesday. Here is the latest report from the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly.

Coastal flooding: Widespread roadway flooding possible. A closer track to the coast or heavy rain near high tide could exacerbate impacts. Locations along the Atlantic Coast, Delaware Bay, Raritan Bay, and associated back bays. Possible with high tide cycles Tuesday morning through Wednesday.

Wind: Minor tree and power line damage possible. Coastal locations. Tuesday into Tuesday night. 30-40% chance of tropical storm force winds for the Coastal Plains. In general, tropical storm force winds can range between 39 and 73 mph.The strongest winds associated with Jose are expected along the coast…around 40 mph. The tropical storm force winds will mainly be in the form of gusts rather than sustained.

High Surf: Moderate to high rip current risk, beach erosion, and dangerous high wave heights for marine navigation.Along the coastal waters of New Jersey and Delaware.Through at least Wednesday.

Rain: A period of heavy rain is possible, and heavy rain near high tide could worsen coastal flooding impacts. Coastal locations of New Jersey and Delaware. Tuesday and Tuesday night. 1.00 to 2.00 inches are expected along the coast.

We urge you to prepare now with your emergency plan for your family and pets. Build or restock your basic disaster supplies kit, including food and water, a flashlight, batteries, chargers, cash, first aid supplies, medicines and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate. Bring loose, lightweight objects inside that could become projectiles in high winds (e.g., patio furniture, garbage cans); anchor objects that would be unsafe to bring inside. Plan how to communicate with family members if you lose power. For example, you can call, text, email or use social media. Remember that during disasters, sending text messages is usually reliable and faster than making phone calls because phone lines are often overloaded.Stay tuned to local wireless emergency alerts, TV, or radio for weather updates, emergency instructions, or evacuation orders.

For more tips, visit https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes.

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