JERSEY SHORE - Some towns along the Jersey Shore have issued evacuation orders ahead of a major snowstorm that’s expected to bring heavy coastal flooding and high winds to the area.
The Office of Emergency Management in Barnegat Township ordered people living in the low-lying areas of Bayshore Drive to evacuate their homes as the storm barrels closer to New Jersey. Residents were told to be out by 10 p.m.
Residents of Barnegat not in the mandatory evacuation area are also being urged to get to safety if they can.
Emergency management officials in other shore towns have issued a voluntary evacuation order. Those towns include: Tuckerton, Manasquan, Brick, Little Egg Harbor, Seaside Park and Toms River, in low-lying areas along the Barrier Island.
The nor’easter is expected to bring very strong winds, power outages and storm surges several feet tall.
A coastal flood warning is also in effect for New Jersey’s shoreline.