Trenton, NJ – To ensure the safety of New Jersey residents in the areas expected to be most impacted by Hurricane Irene, Governor Chris Christie announced that mandatory evacuations have been ordered in the following areas:  

MONMOUTH COUNTY

·         Keansburg

·         Spring Lake

·         Sea Bright

·         Monmouth Beach

·         Asbury Park (limited areas – coastal)

·         Wall Township (limited areas – low lying/coastal)

·         Town of Highlands

·         Manasquan (limited areas – low lying/coastal; beginning Saturday, August 27th at 6:00am)

·         Union Beach (beginning Saturday, August 27th at 11:00am)



ATLANTIC COUNTY

·         Absecon (east of Rt 9)

·         Atlantic City

·         Brigantine

·         Corbin City

·         Galloway Township (east Rt 9)

·         Linwood (east of Rt 9)

·         Longport

·         Margate

·         Northfield (east of Rt 9)

·         Port Republic (east of Rt 9)

·         Somers Point (east Rt 9)

·         Ventnor

·         West Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township (east of Rt 9)
 

CAPE MAY COUNTY

·         All municipalities

 

OCEAN COUNTY

·         All of Long Beach Island

·         Berkeley

 
At a press briefing this afternoon, Governor Christie again stressed the importance of residents’ preparedness and urged New Jerseyans in affected areas to heed evacuation orders ahead of the hurricane’s arrival.  

Residents are urged to check for further information about safety precautions, evacuation routes and best practices by visiting ready.nj.gov <http://ready.nj.gov/>  or by calling 211.