A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Flooding in Howell Puts Red Cross Disaster Teams on Alert

I've been listening to Monmouth County 911 radio dispatches over the Internet tonight since my wife was put on call by the Jersey Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross. Volunteers are prepared to set up a shelter in Howell later tonight. First responders can be heard on the radio calling for boats to rescue residents from their homes in Howell, where flooding is making contact with electrical lines in their homes and forcing residents into the night. Main routes are closed in places throughout the area due to flooding and downed trees after tonight's severe thunderstorms. What a mess.

22 Aug 2011
UPDATE:  All but one of the residents had someplace to go last night and no shelter was opened.  The Red Cross is compiling a registration list for OEM, and stands ready to assist.


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