Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Waves have begun to pour onto Forked River Beach streets
It's high tide in Lacey as strong gusts of wind pound through the area and waves strike bulkheads and surfaces. The Barnegat Bay is beginning to join with side streets in the Hawaii section of the Forked River Beach. The bay is also approaching homes along Bayside Beach Club's portion of the Forked River Beach while on the public side, waves bang against the rocks placed along the shoreline by the township to temporarily restore the beach to pre-Sandy conditions. This nor'easter comes just four months after Hurricane Sandy's swells decimated the Forked River Beach area of Lacey, along with many other bayside communities in town. Approximately 119 Lacey residents are without power, according to JCP&L's power outage map. To report a power …
Barrier island towns escaped Wednesday afternoon's high tide mostly unscathed, though the threat remains.
A nor'easter currently whipping up the Atlantic Ocean has yet to cause flooding in communities along the barrier island, giving towns still recovering from Hurricane Sandy hope that predications from the National Weather Service of possible moderate to severe flooding are unrealized. Consistent winds and strong gusts caused large waves to rise in the ocean though despite a few areas of obvious erosion, barrier island communities like Seaside Heights and Ortley Beach were able to make it through Wednesday afternoon's high tide without flooding. Heavy winds have created sandstorm-like conditions in shore towns as they redistribute some of the sand from barriers erected along the beach throughout the communities. While flooding hasn't hit …
As of now, Lacey schools will operate according to its normal schedule on Thursday, March 7
Wednesday, March 6
Dear Parents and Guardians, Although the weather forecast for the next few days is varied and the severity uncertain for our area at this time, I want to take this opportunity to ask you to review your family's plan with your child for a 2 hour-delayed opening or an early dismissal should inclement weather cause a change to our normal schedule tomorrow. Any change in our school day tomorrow will be communicated to you using our automated call system, posted on our website and shared with local news stations and media. I will do all that we can to keep our schools open all the while knowing that safety is our highest priority. If our schools are open but your surrounding area is not safe for travel, please know that the decision to send …
Due to the impending storm, orientation has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 12
Due to the inclement weather that is expected to ensue Wednesday evening, the Lacey Township School District has canceled its Kindergarten Orientation. The orientation, which was scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight, will be on Tuesday, March 12 at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Parents and guardians are invited to attend Kindergarten Orientation for children eligible to enter kindergarten in September 2013, when the district will be launching its first full day program. School district elementary principals, kindergarten teacher and district administrators will be introduced. Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to become familiar with a “Day in the Life of a Kindergartener.” Kindergarten registration packets that include …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Less than 50 residents still without power
As of 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Lacey residents still had to travel roads carefully as garbage cans rolled, large puddles formed and the Barnegat Bay met with the streets. After a winter storm brought terrential rain and strong gusts of winds, the Department of Public Works was on the roads setting detours and cleaning up the streets. Homes that were already compromised due to Hurricane Sandy experienced floodwaters once again. Wednesday night, more than 900 residents were without power. As of 3 p.m., JCP&L's power outage map reported less than 50 customers without electricity. How did you make out after last night's storm? Tell us in the comments.