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MANDATORY Evacuations for Waterfront Lacey Residents

Travel on township roadways restricted after 4 p.m. Monday

Waterfront Lacey residents must evacuate today according to a state of emergency declaration signed by Mayor Mark Dykoff.

Additionally, anyone who lives within 1,000 feet of a lagoon, bay, creek or river must leave their homes. Shelters are as follows:

  • Southern Regional High School, Stafford, open now. NOT pet friendly.
  • Toms River North High School, Toms River, open at 4 p.m. Pet friendly.
  • Pinelands Middle School, Little Egg Harbor, open at 8 p.m. Pet friendly.

A state of emergency is in effect as of 4 p.m. in the township. "It has been determined that the Township of Lacey should then be declared a disaster area, and further that certain measures must be taken in order to ensure that the authorities will be unhampered in their efforts to maintain law and order as well as an orderly flow of traffic and further in order to protect the persons and property of the residents affected by the conditions," reads Dykoff's proclamation.

Additionally, all travel will be restricted to essential vehicles only as of noon Monday. 

The township reminds residents that garbage and recycling collection is cancelled, and all cans should be secured and not left curbside. Also, Lacey Municipal Court is cancelled Tuesday. 

Residents needing to move their cars can utilize the lots at Hebrew and Gille Parks. 

Randy Butternubs October 30, 2012 at 06:19 AM
Its safe to say anywhere there was a slight chance of water come up at the highest tide, there is water up past where you never thought it would go
curiosity October 30, 2012 at 08:38 AM
Text someone who lives there and they got water in their garage.
Pamela Brown ♥ October 30, 2012 at 03:51 PM
WHAT??!!?? NO EMERGENCY SHELTERS AT LACEY SCHOOLS??? With a solar power system on the school, their reason: NO GENERATOR? Solar can be isolated to a building just for this reason. " mandatory evacuation for anyone who lives within 1,000 feet of a lagoon, bay, creek or river." SERIOUSLY??? with a 4 million dollar school surplus, the WATERFRONT community never thought to put in emergency power??? Southern Regional High School, Stafford, open now. NOT pet friendly. Toms River North High School, Toms River, open at 4 p.m. Pet friendly. Pinelands Middle School, Little Egg Harbor, open at 8 p.m. Pet friendly.
Elaine Buzzeo November 02, 2012 at 02:03 AM
It's a little late, but for those in need that have lost their homes, or have no power Lacey Methodist Church on Lacey Road, is serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to those in need. They also have shelter available and their doors are open. THEY ARE PET FRIENDLY. Sorry for the late posting, but I just got power back.
Elaine Buzzeo November 02, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Just wanted to also post, for those fortunate enough to have no damage and power, they (The Lacey Methodist Church) could use donations. They have been doing a lot for the Lacey Community since the storm and are continuing to do. They have breakfast, lunch and dinner supplied daily to those in need, are providing shelter to those in need, and are sending volunteers out tomorrow to help those on the water. They are the Lacey Methodist Church on Lacey Road (The Old St. Pius Church).

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