Brigantine had a tense night, as the fire department rescued 100 people from areas of the north end after the seawall was breached in two places, Mayor Phil Guenther said.
“This was in the north end and golf course area,” Guenther said. “People had to be removed from their homes by high water vehicles and boats.”
“Firefighters were out in 40 mph winds in small boats, 10- to 11-foot boats, to rescue folks who chose to stay,” said Police Lt. Jim Bennett.
The 100 rescues joined about 70 others at the last resort shelter at the community center, which Guenther said was still open.
There was still debris in roadways, Guenther said, a travel ban was still in effect and it was unclear when people would be allowed back.
Guenther and Bennett both estimated that could happen on Wednesday, but added that assessments were still being made.