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No Ocean Breach Reported During Friday's Storm

Meanwhile, natural gas service fully restored

Contrary to some rumors, officials said no additional breaches occurred during Friday's storm, though some areas of the barrier island flooded.

Brick Mayor Stephen C. Acropolis confirmed the lack of any breaching on the island, though the township still restricted access Friday due to flooding.

Mantoloking's municipal government likewise reported some flooding, and standing water was still present in that town on Sunday. The flooding also carried a "large amount of debris" into the town, the Mantoloking Police Department reported on its Facebook page.

But despite the setback, there was good news to report over the weekend.

New Jersey Natural Gas said it had completely repressurized its system on the barrier island, from Bay Head to South Seaside Park. In all, 9,674 meters were ready for natural gas service to be restored.

The final area slated for restoration, South Seaside Park, was completed by Saturday night, the company said.

Some commercial and multi-meter equipment still needs to be rebuilt, however, and the company expects that work to be completed by Dec. 30.

On Friday, it was announced that a plan to repopulate barrier island sections of Brick and Toms River, as well as Seaside Heights, on Jan. 7 had been submitted to Gov. Chris Christie for approval.

MP Flood December 24, 2012 at 07:19 PM
To bad the gov. Won't let electric be restored in Ortley.Pack that meeting hall Dec. 26
Concerned December 25, 2012 at 02:53 AM
I do not believe this....... Green island and parts of silverton were under water again, not from a simple rain storm, they would not tell us if it did and if the flooding happened from a simple rain storm then we have SERIOUS problems
letsgetreal December 26, 2012 at 12:16 PM
The big issue is that during Sandy massive quantities of sand were washed from the beach and barrier island into the bay thus the Bay floor is now risen about 3-4 feet in a lot of areas. Unfortunately this now will make the water higher than normal but unless they are going to dredge the entire bay (unlikely) the bay is now going to be higher thus making a lot of peoples bulk heading not high enough during title surges....the area is sadly forever changed it seems.
MTBottle December 26, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Let's get real, you are 100% spot on. The massive amounts of sand that spread onto the bay floors will certainly raise the normal low and high tide marks. I think the only dredging that will occur will be to make the channels clear, and this sand will only be moved, not removed.
Missing Brick December 27, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Where is FEMA and the Fed government for this problem? If they can rebuild levies in New Orleans, why do we have to wait for our entire town to be washed away before they acknowledge this problem here. In my part of Brick, there are 2-3' of sludge that was not there before...even tonight I expect high tide to go over the bulkhead...this never happened before Sandy in 35 years...so let' s not just say it is a co-incidence. It is not...

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