10 homes in Toms River deemed unsafe following Tuesday storm
It came and went in a flash but Tuesday afternoons storm left a lot of people without power and a lot of damage.
There were 10 particular houses that sustained significant enough damage in Tuesday's storm that they have since been declared unsafe, Toms River Fire Board Administrator Brian Kubiel told WOBM News on Wednesday morning.
Kubiel said that right now they are considering the storm to be a wind event.
The National Weather Service has not declared the storm a Tornado as they are still investigating what happened.
Kubiel said they received several calls yesterday including for poles down, trees down and fire alarms that went off because of the storm.
Other calls Tuesday included for structure fires and large trees that fell down on vehicles with people trapped inside the cars.
Toms River Police Chief Mitch Little told WOBM News on Monday afternoon that there were trees and wires down east of the Ocean County Mall.
In Toms River, there were over 100 calls were received, police said, regarding fallen trees on houses and cars, wires down, traffic signals out and destroyed property.
The Toms River Department of Public Works, Toms River Police, Toms River Office of Emergency Management, Ocean County Sheriff’s Officers, Volunteer Fire Departments, Toms River Shade Tree and Toms River Parks, Buildings and Grounds personnel all responded to a number of calls and removed debris to open the streets to traffic, according to township spokeswoman Stacy Proebstle.
She said the damage on Tuesday included a 24-foot travel trailer, which went airborne and was dropped in an overturned position on a neighboring property.
Overall, Crews in Toms River removed 30-yard dumpsters of brush and tree limbs from the affected streets and right of ways.
Toms River Residents clearing brush and tree limbs from their properties are reminded to keep all vegetative material segregated from other debris, when placing it curbside for collection.
Public Works will grind and recycle all vegetative debris.
Other debris such as siding and fencing etc. will be collected and taken to the Ocean County Landfill for disposal.