Before the worst impacts of Hermine arrive, Brigantine residents that experienced flooding during Sandy or Jonas are asked to voluntary evacuate, according to a release from municipality.
The Brigantine Office of Emergency Management advises that “water is expected to back up in the bays, and successive tides will be higher.”
The Atlantic County municipality asks those specific residents to voluntarily evacuate today or tomorrow morning after the high tide “at the latest.”
“At this time we are not calling for a mandatory evacuation,” the release states. “Until a state of emergency is declared by the governor’s office, we are asking that residents in areas that were flooded during Jonas and Sandy [to] voluntarily evacuate.”
The municipality advises that residents should move vehicles to high ground, secure all valuables from low-lying areas, and fasten all loose outdoor items.
“The weather can and will quickly degenerate once it approaches our area and it may be too late,” according to the release. “If the governor’s office declares a state of emergency and orders evacuations, a separate message will be sent.”