Here is the message from Long Branch officials:
At this time, (October 28, 2012, 8:00 am) Hurricane Sandy is expected to travel along the eastern seaboard reaching our area starting on Sunday Night and continuing through Wednesday.
THIS IS AN EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION TO RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF LONG BRANCH LOCATED IN AREAS IDENTIFIED AS THOSE IN IMMEDIATE NEED OF EVACUATION.
ALL RESIDENTS NORTH OF ATLANTIC AVENUE ARE IN A MANDATORY EVACUATION ZONE.
YOU MUST VACATE YOUR HOME PRIOR TO 4:00 PM ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012.
DO NOT RETURN FOR THE DURATION OF THE STORM.It is considered to be too dangerous to stay in coastal/low lying areas at this time. Secure and lock up everything. The Police Department will have patrols in the areas being evacuated. Please attempt to find a safe location with family/friends for the duration of the storm. If you cannot find a safe location to stay, please go to the Long Branch Middle School, which will open at 1:00 pm on Sunday, October 28, 2012, located at: Long Branch Middle School 350 Indiana Avenue Long Branch, NJ 07740 If you have absolutely no way to get there, call City of Long Branch Office of Emergency Management at (732) 571-6575.