Mantoloking & Hurricane Sandy

A brisk, but beautiful day in Mantoloking.  No rain or high water in site.  Another Nor’easter is scheduled to roll into town tomorrow.  We do not anticipate a storm that was as strong as the storm earlier this week, however, we encourage you to check the website tomorrow morning before heading to Mantoloking.  If there is no new information on the site before 7:30 am, then town will be open for access.

Mantoloking & Hurricane Sandy

The Borough will be OPEN today.  Please be careful as there is still standing water in many areas of town and debris has spread over the roads with the overwash/tides.  The debris removal company is working to clean up debris off the road and a street-sweeper is heading through the entire Borough.

The DOT was a great help last night.  Last night alone, the DOT dumped over 200 truckloads of sand back on the dune areas that were weak.  We now have a stronger dune system that should be able to keep up with a similar storm– which by the way is supposed to “stop” by this weekend.

Mantoloking & Hurricane Sandy

Today’s update: the ocean breached in 7 areas from Lyman to Downer– ocean water pushed through and brought large amounts of water and debris onto route 35. The wind then moved from NE to SW, calming the ocean down, but bringing significant bay side flooding. For the Bay: the reading at Old Bridge Street near the center of town measured a tide that was 2.9 feet above normal (Flooding up to the first two steps at Boro Hall). Areas flooded on the Western side of town include Bay Ave, portions of Barnegat Lane, Lagoon and Channel Lanes.  We need to see what happens during the next two tidal cycles to see about access tomorrow.  BEFORE COMING TO MANTOLOKING TOMORROW MORNING PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE.  WE WILL MAKE A DECISION ON ACCESS BEFORE 7:30am TOMORROW MORNING.

Mantoloking & Hurricane Sandy

Good morning. Just to confirm, the Borough of Mantoloking will be closed today, December 27th. The ocean has washed over the dunes from Lyman Street to Downer Ave. The Bay is also rising with High Tide expected to be later this morning– Bay water is now to the municipal building.

We will see how things go today as per access tomorrow.

UPDATE-

DUE TO DETERIORATING WEATHER CONDITIONS, MANTOLOKING EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS DECIDED TO CLOSE ACCESS TO THE BOROUGH ON DECEMBER 27th.  THERE IS A HIGH PROBABILITY OF THE OCEAN AND BAY BREACHING TO SIGNIFICANT LEVELS.  WE WILL SEND ANOTHER UPDATE TOMORROW AFTERNOON TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON THE SITUATION.