Hurricane Sandy is forecasted to impact Belmar this weekend. The storm is anticipated to arrive by Sunday afternoon and the Borough of Belmar has already commenced storm preparations. We urge our residents not to take this lightly; the safety of our residents is our utmost priority.
A “code red” will be issued this evening, advising residents of storm preparation measures. Our Department of Public Works and Police Departments are working diligently to prepare the Borough for the storm. Efforts to mitigate flooding at both Silver Lake and Lake Como will commence Friday, October 26, 2012 at approximately 10:00am. This flood mitigation effort will require parts of Ocean Avenue to be closed and Belmar Police Department will be coordinating with County Officials to ensure that the road closures and traffic flows are properly executed.
The Borough recommends that residents have flashlights and batteries at the ready along with all prescription drugs filled. Have a first aid kit and know emergency routes. It is also a good idea to be sure that vehicles have a full tank of gas. Please secure your home and outdoor items such as porch furniture, garbage cans, flags, umbrellas and grills.
If you have a health condition that would be adversely impacted by the loss of power, please contact the Belmar Police Department at 681-1700 with your name and location so that we may assist you in the event of power loss.
Additional code reds will be issued as the storm develops and as further information is available.
Residents are encouraged to follow the storm on the news and check the Belmar website for continuous updates.