CARTERET — Mayor Dan Reiman and the Carteret Office of Emergency Management have identified specific sections of Carteret as existing within low-lying areas, in some cases below sea level, which will likely be subject to flooding as a result of tidal surges, a predicted 10 inches of rain that will coincide with Hurricane Sandy, and an extremely high tide with the effect of a full moon.
The Office of the Mayor and Carteret OEM have issued a Mandatory Evacuation for these parts of Carteret:
- Dalbert Street (rows B1 through B-10, down to the river)
- Noe Street (from Pershing Ave. to Leick Ave.)
Voluntary evacuations have also been declared for:
- Bergen Street (entire street)
- Louis Street (entire street)
Residents in these areas can expect to be visited or contacted by one of the Borough’s Emergency Service departments, and may also call 1-732- 541-4181 or 1-732-541-4007 for assistance.
Transportation will be provided on a priority basis to any residents in these areas, as well as any Carteret resident who needs assistance in relocating to one of the borough’s designated Emergency Shelters at the Nathan Hale School on Roosevelt Avenue, or the Carteret Middle School on Carteret Avenue.
Residents throughout the borough who require special assistance during the storm are encouraged to contact Carteret’s Emergency Services team at 1-732- 541-4181 or 1-732-541-4007.
Other evacuations may be announced as Hurricane Sandy progresses.
Additional information and updates regarding Hurricane Sandy will be made available around the clock at www.carteret.net, www.facebook.com/danieljreiman, http://twitter.com/danreiman, and TV channel 36. Residents may also tune in to WCTC 1450 AM or NJ 101.5 FM for up to date information on Hurricane Sandy.