Emergency Management Coordinators Joint Command
David Bossi
Emergency Management Coordinator
BARNEGAT LIGHT
Thomas Preiser
Emergency Management Coordinator/Chief
HARVEY CEDARS
Jeff Miller
Emergency Management Coordinator
SHIP BOTTOM
Michael Bradley
Emergency Management Coordinator/Chief
LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP
Bill Tromm
Emergency Management Coordinator
BEACH HAVEN

Friday, April 12, 2013

Hurricane Sandy Waterway Debris

Long Beach Township Office of Emergency will be updating the public with information regarding debris cleanup in our water ways. Periodic updates will be provided as we receive them from the DEP and the contractors involved in the cleanup process. Just so you are aware Long Beach Island is located in Zones 7(Barnegat Light to Causeway Bridge), Zone 8( Bridge to Little Egg Inlet) and Zone 9 (Little Egg Inlet to Atlantic City). Report any debris information to the number provided below. Below is a current update.

CENTRAL REGION:
To Date:
  • Total cubic yards of debris removed (inland): 9,305
  • Total large debris (vessels, cars, etc.): 9 vessels, 3 vehicles
  • Total verified acres surveyed by side-scan sonar: 7,803
  • Total targets identified: 953
  • Total targets retrieved: 592
Today’s Operations:
  • Recovered debris near Lavallette, Seaside Heights, and Toms River. ~613.4 cubic yards recovered.
  • Performed side scan sonar surveys west of the State Park.
Forecasted Operations:
  • Will continue debris recovery in the areas of Toms River, Lavallette, and Seaside Heights.
  • Side scan sonar surveys will continue in Zone 6 west of the State Park.
SOUTHERN REGION:
To Date:
  • Total cubic yards of debris removed (inland): 4,956
  • Total large debris (vessels, cars, etc.): 0
  • Total verified acres surveyed by side-scan sonar: 7,786
  • Total targets identified: 2,677
  • Total targets retrieved: 67
  • Total targets disqualified/below draft depth: 62
Today’s Operations:
  • Continued debris recovery on Egg and Cedar Bonnet Island. Expected that both islands will be complete Thursday. Continued debris recovery around Mystic Island and in marinas on the Maurice River and the approach to the river.
Forecasted Operations:
  • Continue debris recovery on Cedar Bonnet, Egg, and Thoroughfare Islands, as well as Mystic Island, and both the northern and southern ends of the Maurice River.
  • Debris recovery on Thoroughfare Island will continue for the next three days.
  • Debris recovery on Mystic Island will continue for the next week.
  • Debris recovery at the approach to Maurice River and on the Maurice River will continue for the next five days.
Report debris at 1-877-WARN-DEP

Additional information available at:
http://www.nj.gov/dep/special/hurricane-sandy/wwdebris.htm