Situation Report #5

SITUATION REPORT # 5
NEW JERSEY STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
August 26th, 2011, 1000 hours

CURRENT SYNOPSIS:

The NJROIC and NJOEM are monitoring the progress of Hurricane Irene in coordination with the
National Weather Service. At 1500 hours on 8/25/11 the NJROIC operational level increased to
Level II and at 0600 hrs on 8/26/11 was raised to a Level III . The Governor declared a Statewide
State of Emergency on 8/25/11.

INCIDENTS

No Incidents at this time.

EVACUATIONS

• Cape May County has ordered a mandatory evacuation of County residents at 0800 hours
on 8/26/2011.
• Atlantic County ordered a mandatory evacuations of flood prone areas starting 0600 hours
on 08/26/11.
• Ocean County – Long Beach Island ordered mandatory evacuations effective 0800 hours on
8/26/11, and Berkeley Township ordered voluntary evacuations at 0800 hours 8/26/11.


SHELTERS

• Atlantic County OEM will be utilizing local shelters for evacuees.
• Rowan University (Gloucester County), IZOD Center (Bergen County), and the Sun Bank
Arena (Mercer County), have been identified as potential additional shelter locations for
evacuees.
• Arrangements are currently underway to open shelters in Cumberland County due to
the mandatory evacuation of Cape May residents.

ACTIVITIES

State/Allied Agencies:
The SEOC is fully staffed with representatives from appropriate State agencies and departments.
Counties:
• Cape May County has issued a County Wide State of Emergency.

ROAD CLOSURES

No road closures at this time.
• Atlantic County OEM requests traffic diversions for Route 30/Shore Road to be in effect
for 1400 hours 8/26/2011.
• At 1800 hours Contraflow will be initiated for Routes 72 (causeway from LBI
through mainland), and 347 and 47 (Cape May County)

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