Beach Haven Business Owners with Perishable Food Allowed Access to Island

Owners asked to meet in Manahawkin today and tomorrow.

Beach Haven business owners with  perishable food, and only those business owners, will be given access to Beach Haven today, from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday Nov. 4,  from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m..

The Borough of Beach Haven Public Works Department will collect disposal items.

Business owners are asked to meet at the old Pathmark in Manahawkin, 517 Route 72 West. There will be a police escort for these business owners from the Beach Haven Police Department. 

Officials are asking that people with questions related to this announcement contact the Long Beach Island Health Department at lbihd@lbihealth.com.

New Jersey State Police are now patrolling the bay between Manahawkin and Long Beach Island, and areas along the boulevard, so "anyone who should not be coming [to LBI] puts themselves at risk of being arrested,"  Beach Haven's Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator Beverly Tromm said in an interview with Patch earlier this week. 

"We need to get our infrastructure up before we can let anyone here who is not essential to completing those tasks

," Tromm added. She said that is the reason for the police patrols along the bay, and for the delay in returns to LBI. "We can do our jobs easier and quicker if people would just get it that we will let them in when it is not a health risk, and when it is safe."

Editor's note: Tromm invited Patch to share this album, created by her son using photos from rescue responders in Beach Haven, which details some of the destruction left following the storm. She noted several requests have come in asking about specific homes, but she stressed that rescue responders are mainly concentrating on infrastructure issues, instead of individual homes at this time.

Anna L. Edwards November 03, 2012 at 06:08 PM
i am a year round renter. i did evacuate. i don't know when i'll be able to return to MY home. as business owners and homeowners re-enter LBI, i feel the YEAR ROUND renters should be allowed after the business owners and homeowners assess, without the general public, curiosity seakers engaging in our losses. i don't need someone taking video of me, my family grieving our losses. if at all possible, allow those who can show proof ie: lease agreements before the general public.


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