Here is a little bit more clarification of today’s update 1: Long Beach Island will be open to residents only, on Monday, November 5, 2012 from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
AS OF NOW, this is a one day, ‘grab what you can and go’ event managed by the National Guard. Nothing is presently scheduled for other days.
No kids under 12 allowed. No pets allowed. Be sure to bring bottled water for yourselves. LBI is still under a ‘boil water’ alert. Unless you have an electric stove or microwave that you can use to boil water, you need to bring water with you.
To Re-enter: Residents must show their re-entry placard, driver’s license showing an LBI address or proof of residence (i.e., tax bill, deed, etc.)
Residents with a re-entry placard will use the right, slow lane of Route 72 East when approaching the checkpoint at Marsha Drive. All others must use the left, fast lane. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE PROPER IDENTIFICATION AND DOCUMENTION YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY.
Only one vehicle per residence will be allowed to enter. NO CHILDREN UNDER 12 ARE PERMITTED TO ENTER THE ISLAND. DO NOT BRING PETS WITH YOU. Bring garbage bags for perishable food disposal.
THERE WILL BE NO ACCESS TO HOLGATE OR NORTH BEACH AT THIS TIME.
If after the Nor’easter passes and the BLVD in North Beach remains clear of sand and is passable, then we are expecting HC to open up later in the week.
This should be the last communication from the HCTA until tomorrow evening. Thank you for your positive comments. Stay safe.