Situational Report #6

August 26th, 2011, 1400 hours

The NJROIC and NJOEM are monitoring the progress of Hurricane Irene in coordination
with the National Weather Service. At 0600 hours on 8/26/11 the NJROIC operational level
increased to Level III and at 1200 hrs on 8/26/11 was raised to a Level IV . The Governor
declared a Statewide State of Emergency on 8/25/11.
No Incidents at this time.
• 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.
• 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
• The following shelters are currently open:
Ocean County – Southern Regional High School 90 Cedar Bridge Rd. Manahawkin, NJ
with a capacity for 3,212 evacuees – PET FRIENDLY
Monmouth County – Poland Spring Arena – 1245 Freehold Road Toms River, NJ 08753
with a capacity for 550 evacuees.
Atlantic County – St. Augustine Prep 611 Cedar Ave. 08350 Richland, NJ with a
capacity for 250 evacuees – PET FRIENDLY
Cape May County – Woodbine Developmental Center – 1175 Dehirsh Ave, Woodbine,
NJ with a capacity for 305 evacuees.
Gloucester County – Rowan University (Student Center) – 201 Mullica Hill Rd.
Glassboro, NJ 08028 with a capacity for 2,200 evacuees.
Salem County – Salem County Comm. College – 460 Hollywood Ave. Penns Grove, NJ
08069 with a capacity for 750 evacuees.

State/Allied Agencies:
• The SEOC is fully staffed with representatives from appropriate State agencies and
• Governor Christie has announced the Garden State Parkway will stop all
southbound traffic at exit 98 at 2000 hours on 8/26/11
• NJDEP will be closing all State Parks and Marinas effective 1800 hours on 8/26/11.
• NJDEP will be closing all Shellfish Beds effective 1930 hours on 8/27/11
• Cape May County has issued a County Wide State of Emergency.
• Gloucester County has issued a County Wide State of Emergency.
• Burlington County – Washington Twp. issued a State of Emergency at 1000 hours
on 8/26/11.
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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