Atlantic County Rescinds Order Keeping Emergency Personnel off the Street
Emergency management was told to stay off the streets as of 4 p.m.
Atlantic County has rescinded its orders keeping emergency personnel off the street, Galloway Township Police Chief Patrick Moran confirmed Monday night, Oct. 29.
Emergency management personnel had been called off the streets as of 4 p.m. due to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, which has since been downgraded to a tropical storm. The order was lifted at 8 p.m.
According to Moran, the Galloway Township Emergency Operations Center is currently establishing a list of downed wires and trees for crews to address.
Moran said no injuries had been reported. He expected to see extensive property damage east of Route 9, but said damage would be better assessed Tuesday morning. County officials said assessments throughout the county would begin Tuesday morning.
The travel ban remains in effect until further notice, county officials said.
Residents with questions regarding property damage and/or sheltering can contact the Galloway Office of Emergency Management at 609-652-3705 Ext 206.