Brick Township issues mandatory evacuations of waterfront before next storm

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BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A New Jersey community is ordering mandatory evacuations in advance of an approaching nor’easter.

Residents in the low-lying waterfront sections of Brick Township have been told to leave their homes by 6 p.m. Tuesday. Those areas are prone to flooding and storm surge.

Additional information is available on the Ocean County town’s website.

Forecasters say the storm, which is packing strong winds, is expected Wednesday afternoon. Officials say structures and trees that were weakened by Sandy are especially vulnerable.