Weather Alert: (11 a.m. update) The Lacey Township Police Department, in coordination with the Lacey Township Office of Emergency Management is continuing to monitor 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, today, September 4th, through tomorrow, September 5th, 2016. Areas of concern are the low-lying areas east of Route 9 in Lacey Township. The Governor’s State of Emergency continues 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. Monday morning’s high tide may be the worst, moderate flooding is expected with tonight’s high tide, and moderate to major flooding is likely with tomorrow morning’s high tide. 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.
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