*** Weather Alert Update *** – Lacey Township Police Department – Saturday Evening, September 3, 2016
Weather Alert: The Lacey Township Police Department, in coordination with the Lacey Township Office of Emergency Management is currently monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Hermine and the expected impact on our area. The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for the Ocean County area, Sunday, September 4th, through Monday, September 5th, 2016. Areas of concern are the low-lying areas east of Route 9 in Lacey Township. The Governor has issued a state of emergency for Ocean, Atlantic, and Cape May counties. At this time, there are no mandatory evacuations for Ocean County. Tropical storm force winds are expected with sustained winds of 39 mph or greater, with higher gusts for at least the coastal counties. The strongest winds should occur Sunday, September 4th, into Monday, September 5th, 2016. All residents living in the low-lying affected areas may voluntarily park their vehicles in Gille Park located at 102 Manchester Avenue in Forked River. All affected residents that wish to park their vehicles in Gille Park should park in the parking lot on the southernmost side, adjacent to the hockey rink. At the current time, the Lacey Township Police Department would suggest residents take precautionary action such as; cleaning your gutters, bringing in light objects or tying them down to prevent them from becoming projectiles in high winds and parking their vehicles off the street or if needed moving them to higher ground.
Residents are asked to check on their neighbors who may be vulnerable and advise the police department if any concerns arise. – Chief Michael C. DiBella