Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Current Emergency Information from Cape May County website

Current Emergency Information

October 31. 2012 7:30 a.m.
At this time, there is still no re-entry to Barriers Islands. Please stay posted for re-entry instructions.

RE-Entry Not Yet Permitted on Barrier Islands – State of Emergency Still in Place
The Cape May County Office of Emer­gency Man­age­ment has received many inquiries regarding re-entry into Barrier Island communities. The Cape May County Office of Emer­gency Man­age­ment, Municipal Officials and local police, fire and emergency personnel con­tinue dam­age assess­ment and cleanup oper­a­tions. There is road damage, closed bridges, debris on roads, power out­ages and flooding.

Re-entry into Cape May County Barrier Islands will be announced as soon as pos­si­ble. However, remember Cape May County remains under a State of Emergency and the mandatory evacuation for Barrier Islands remains in effect.


October 31, 2012 - 7 a.m.
The following County Roads remain closed this morning.:

Ocean Drive (CR619) from 4th Avenue to Townsends Inlet Bridge in Avalon is closed indefinitely because the roadway was severely damaged and portions of the roadway have washed away

Ocean Drive (CR619) from 29th Street in Sea Isle City to 56th Street in Ocean City is closed due to sand covering the roadway and damage to the roadway. (this includes Strathmere and Whale Beach)

Portions of Beach Drive (CR604) in Cape May City are closed due to sand covering the road.



Keep updated on roads into Strathmere here -


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