Impact of Earl being felt as NJ officials prepare

As New Jersey beaches begin to see the impact of Hurricane Earl, many officials on land are preparing for a worst case scenario tonight.Coastal communities

POINT PLEASANT - As New Jersey beaches begin to see the impact of Hurricane Earl, many officials on land are preparing for a worst case scenario tonight.

Coastal communities can expect rough surf and rip currents to get worse as Hurricane Earl moves closer. Lifeguards at Point Pleasant and Jenkinson's beaches weren't allowing residents in the water due to the risk of being pulled out by a rip current.

Meanwhile, Glenn Mason, of the county's Office of Emergency Management, says he is preparing to deal with the tropical winds which could bring trees and power lines down.

Sheriff Shaun Golden says additional communications staff is being added to the county's 911 communication center to handle any surges in call volume due to the storm.

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