HURRICANE SANDY: Updates, Your Photos & General Storm Chat

YOUR PHOTOS: As Hurricane Sandy continues to roar towards New Jersey in full force, we will keep you updated in this post with all urgent and important information tidbits pertaining to Lakewood – as it happens.

Your reports will also help us keep tabs on all neighborhoods around Lakewood, so if you see something, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected], or by texting us to 415-TL-SCOOP (415-857-2667).

Also, send us your photos to [email protected] and we’ll add it to our ‘Hurricane Sandy’ album.

If you have general accurate information to share with the town, please post it in the comments section on this post.

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UPDATE Sunday 1:45 PM: Tolls on the northbound GSP are suspended from Cape May to the Driscoll Bridge.

UPDATE: Sunday 1:56 PM. Latest storm update from Police Chief Rob Lawson:

•Hurricane Sandy will have a severe impact on our region over the next several days:
• Strong damaging sustained winds 35 to 50 mph over a prolonged period of time (24 to 48 hours), with gusts up to near hurricane strength. Strongest winds are expected south and east of the I-95 corridor. 
• Extremely heavy rainfall.
• Major to record inland flooding along streams and rivers.
• Major to record coastal flooding.  The full moon on October 29 just makes things worse.

• Options for the storm to miss our area are rapidly dwindling.  Confidence on the storm having a major impact on our region continues to increase.  The focus of efforts should be on when Sandy hits our region, not if Sandy hits our region.

UPDATE 2 PM: Christie Administration Announces Full Suspension of NJ Transit Service, Beginning this Afternoon.

UPDATE: 2:08 PM. Christie Administration Announces Full Suspension of NJ Transit Service, Beginning this Afternoon.

UPDATE 2:20 PM: Gov. Christie now in Press Conference: Worst part of storm will be Monday. Will linger for 36 hours or more.

UPDATE 2:30 PM: NWS: Coastal Flood Warning in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to midnight EDT Monday night.

UPDATE 2:45 PM: PATH Service to Be Suspended Beginning Midnight Sunday – Airlines Expected to Cease Flight Activity Tonight, and Tunnel and Bridge Closures Are Being Evaluated.

UPDATE 3:35 PM: Trash pickup schedule for Hurricane Sandy available here.

UPDATE 7:33 PM: Sunday evening in Lakewood: The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 53. Windy, with a northeast wind 25 to 31 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

UPDATE SUNDAY 7:45 PM: NWS: Options for the storm to miss our area are rapidly dwindling. Confidence on the storm having a major impact on our region continues to increase. The focus of efforts should be on WHEN Sandy hits our region, not iIF Sandy hits our region.

UPDATE MONDAY 9 AM: Brunt of the storm to come later in the day. Gusts of winds to hit 75 MPH in the afternoon.

UPDATE 9:10 AM: Latest satellite photo of Sandy’s path http://twitpic.com/b8h653 

UPDATE 9: 20 AM: The worst of the storm is expected to hit New Jersey this evening. The eys of the storm is still over 200 miles away from New Jersey.

WATCH UPDATES LIVE HERE.

UPDATE 9:40 AM: GSP being shut in both direction south of exit 38.

UPDATE 9:45 AM: Governor Chris Christie Announces Federal Emergency Declaration for New Jersey.

UPDATE 10: 10 AM: Police  Chief Rob Lawson: Stay off the roads. Worst to come after dark tonight.

UPDATE 11:23 AM: Governor: We have activated the Volunteer Emergency Response Hotline. If you would like to help, call 1-800-JERSEY-7.

UPDATE 11:25 AM: Mayor Miller & Police Chief: Brunt of Sandy to hit Lakewood after dark this evening.

UPDATE 11:45 PM. GOVERNOR TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE AT 12: WATCH LIVE http://www.livestream.com/governorchrischristie

UPDATE 12:07 PM: Gov Christie moments ago in Press Conference: WE’RE ALREADY SEEING SIGNIFICANT FLOODING – STAY OFF THE ROADS.

UPDATE: 12:17 PM: GOVERNOR: WE’RE ONLY AT FIRST 12 HOURS – WILL GET WORSE – LAST FOR ANOTHER 36 HOURS

UPDATE 1:04 PM: County offices will remain closed through Tuesday.

UPDATE 1:10 PM: Fire Chief Rodney Youmans: Stay Away From Downed Wires.

UPDATE 1:14 PM: If you lose power or see downed power lines, call JCP&L at 1-888-544-4877.

UPDATE: 1:42 PM: POLICE CHIEF ROB LAWSON “AGAIN”: STAY INDOORS – IT’S EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS OUT THERE.

UPDATE 1:56 PM: Over 2,000 in Lakewood without power.

UPDATE 2 PM: GSP WILL BE CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS SOUTH OF 129 BEGINNING AT 4PM.

UPDATE 2:10 PM: OFFICIALS: SEEK SHELTER NOW. WIRES ARE CATCHING FIRE EVERYWHERE. DON’T TAKE THIS LIGHTLY.

UPDATE: 6:45 PM: WARNING: DO NOT HEAD OUT WITH A VEHICLE. IF YOU MUST, CALL CHAVEIRIM OR LCSW PRIOR TO FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAN DRIVE – LIVE WIRES ARE DOWN IN MANY PLACES.

UPDATE: 6:45 PM: The brunt of the storm is heading our way – Sandy has already made landfall in Southern New Jersey

UPDATE 7:45 PM: Sandy now post-tropical. All warnings still in effect.

UPDATE 8 PM: LPD: WINDS HITTING RECORD NUMBERS- ASKING RESIDENTS TO REMAIN INDOORS.

UPDATE: 8:30 PM: Official projections from the National Hurricane Center have the storm moving westward through Pennsylvania and then moving north into New York. The change in designation from hurricane to post-tropical cyclone is due to a continued deterioration of the convective center of the system, characteristic of tropical cyclones and hurricanes. However, Sandy is just as dangerous – sustained 80 mph winds along with heavy rainfall, surge, and coastal and inland flooding are expected as this storm continues to move inland.

UPDATE 8:35 PM: LAKEWOOD CHAVEIRIM AND LAKEWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENTS REPEATERS ARE DOWN.

UPDATE 8:35 PM: SEE IMAGES OF SANDY MAKING LANDFALL: http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/MediaDetail2.php?MediaID=1226&MediaTypeID=1

UPDATE 11:20 PM: TRACKING SANDY AFTER LANDFALL: VIDEO UPDATE: http://bcove.me/k6eq2gnb

UPDATE TUESDAY 8:43 AM: GOV. THE DEVASTATION ON THE JERSEY SHORE IS SOME OF THE WORST WE’VE EVER SEEN.

UPDATE 8:45 AM: GOV. GSP is now open but over 200 other state roads remain closed. Don’t drive unless you absolutely have to.

UPDATE 8:45 AM: GOV CHRISTIE TODAY AUTHORIZED THE CLOSURE OF ALL STATE OFFICES FOR TUESDAY.

UPDATE 8:50 AM: LPD: STAY HOME TODAY AS WELL. THERE ARE DANGERS ON THE STREETS.

UPDATE: 9 AM: LPD: STAY HOME TODAY AS WELL. THERE ARE DANGERS ON THE STREETS.

UPDATE 9:17 AM: ALL NEW JERSEY TRANSIT SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

UPDATE: 9:18 AM: OVER 20k JCPL CUSTOMERS IN LAKEWOOD WITHOUT POWER – NEARLY 1 MILLION IN STATE. LPD: KEEP ROADS CLEAR OR WILL DELAY REPAIRS.

UPDATE 10:58 AM: Governor: I don’t give a d*** about Election Day after what has happened here. I am worried about the people of New Jersey.

UPDATE: 11:20 AM: LATEST BRIEFING FROM THE GOVERNOR: http://www.livestream.com/governorchrischristie/video?clipId=pla_5b4613f1-c47b-4ec5-85d1-d6294df33213&utm_source=lslibrary&utm_medium=ui-thumb

UPDATE 1:05 PM: Governor Heading By Helicopter To The Jersey Shore To Assess The damage. “From Early Reports, It Appears To Be Unthinkable.”

UPDATE 5:30 PM: Governor Christie: Just got back from surveying damage on the Shore. I’ll be updating everyone on the latest at 7:15PM. Watch live here: http://www.livestream.com/governorchrischristie …

UPDATE 7:55 PM: County Offices Will Re-open Wednesday, October 31st, With The Exception Of Those Facilities On The Barrier Islands.

 

 

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216 COMMENTS

  1. #3 LOOK AT THE WEATHER REPORT!!!!!!!!!
    #4 YEP, GO AHEAD… HAVE FUN TRYING TO REPLCE THE WINDOW IN YOUR HOUSE THAT IT CRASEHES THRU!!!!

  2. i have been hearing reports West Gate is Already with out power !!! its not a joke evern a small down pour and they are in the dark for a week what is this going to bring to the residence of west gate?? 6 weeks with out power????

  3. #12, just fill some empty milk jugs or soda bottles with water from the tap before the storm hits. If you have a well, fill those plastic totes up with water so you can flush your toilet. You can leave the full tote outside near a door so you can take a bucket and transfer the water to the toilet. You probably don’t want to flush each time to conserve water if your power goes out and your well stops. Even if you have gen-set, if it isn’t connected to the 220 circuit, the well probably won’t work. As far a garbage collection #4, just leave it loose so the 50 mph winds can blow it to the next neighborhood. Remember, if you use a generator you CAN NOT bring it in the house, the CARBON MONOXIDE will kill you. And don’t bring the BBQ in either if that is the only way you can cook if the power goes out. Don’t be driving your car, and don’t tie up the phone lines, including cell phones. And hope we don’t get the snow that they are going to get west of here.

  4. A number of people have already postponed Simchas for tomorrow night.

    Motti Zaks Bar Mitzvah was postponed from Monday night to Wed night at Bais Pinchos.

  5. to all those in westgate who left there big toys outside (and there are many) your lack of consideration is moving. i hope they dont damage things.

  6. I live in West Gate too, and I happened to have taken in my big toys. However to judge favorably, where do you think they are supposed to put all those bikes, etc. Most houses and rentals in W.G do not have garages or their apartments are up many steps. I hear your complaint but I think it is because of the set up that many don’t take in their things.

  7. Whats with kosher food and supplies for the masses if chas vshalom there needs to be an evacuation because if inland flooding? Has anyone thought of that and if not pls do. Do some research on inland flooding.

    Bsd everyone should be safe and sound and well throughtout the storm and the aftermath. Pls do chesed with ur neighbors jew or gentile and make sure they are prepared and have food and supplied.

  8. There is an “American Red Cross Hurricane” app that you can download for your iphone or android, it has updates, as well as a toolkit that has a good flashlight, strobe and siren. Good Luck!

  9. A friend of mine still has some hand powered radios- one minute of crancking gived you a half hour of radio plus includes light $25.00
    you can call him 646-571-8018

  10. The schools that are open tomorrow are the ones that feel the need to prove that their holier than thou. Governor Christie asked all schools to close; why do you have to be smarter?

  11. SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED! WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO SEND YOUR CHILDREN OUT IN THIS WEATHER? What they don’t learn today and tomorrow, they will learn when school resumes. Get over it already!!

  12. TORAH never stops in lakewood. Come check out BMG now & see for yourself.
    while if you can’t make it to seder learn at your neighborhood shul or learn at home with your children not in school

    stay safe & daven to hashem

  13. Can the police chief please update how he plans on keeping the township safe from looters and hooligans if we loose power for an extended period of time? Thank You!

  14. there is a cracked light pole on the street with light still lit and many fallen wires on the street by West Spruce St. (block of Kimball hospital) stay away from the area

  15. They never picked up the garbage like they promised and it’s now 4pm. Why aren’t they telling us to leave it there we’re still coming or we’re sorry, take it in & tie it up?

  16. local business looking for generator…. if anyone know where one can be purchased or anyone have one to rent or donate…. please please post… this could be a huge monetary loss….732.552.6083. Tizku lmitzvos…

  17. Do you think that lakewood has a potential looters situation? I am getting concerned, now. Is this really something that we have to worry here?

  18. The Reserve Sushi & Steakhouse is open TONIGHT!! Come in Charge your phone, have some hot food, and enjoy our FREE valet parking. We are offering 20% off all emergency personnel!

  19. Sandy just hit land in cape may, time to start the sandy seudah, I mean all the food that was purchased has to be eatin up, so starting the sandy feast now. I davened mincha already so I could start the seudah, mariv is a reshis so I am ok. The sandy feast will start with a shehechayanu vekimanu lazan hasandy, we will thank hashem that we are zoechha to be able to see the strength of hashem

  20. I hear that someone I know is at BMG. I am sure there are others there as well. Can someone of authority post whether the men there should sleep over..or is it safe for them to walk or drive home?

  21. No lights on county line, time to start the sandy seudah, will eat everything that was purchased lakoved sandy, abi gezunt, yidden zhait freilach

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