EDISON - The first evacuation orders have been issued as the Garden State prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.

News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist Dave Curren says the latest track points to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday near the Delaware Bay area.

Curren says Sandy's arrival early next week with tropical storm force has the potential to bring strong winds, tidal surge, beach erosion, and coastal flooding to central and southern parts of the state.

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Hurricane Sandy Evacuation Orders