Plans for a possible evacuation of Sea Bright have been called off because expected flooding did not occur, the Star-Ledger is reporting.

From the report:

Asst. Sea Bright Fire Chief Jay Rock said more serious flooding was averted because lower-than-expected winds did not push water over the seawall along the shore. It wasn’t as bad as we expected, Roco said. “We’ve all seen a lot worse.”

The paper’s Wayne Woolley reports that the borough hasn’t escaped the effects of the storm.

More than a foot of water flooded onto Ocean Avenue, the town’s main thoroughfare, forcing police to close two sections of the road. The stretch of road north of Sea Bright through Sandy Hook had reopened by 10:30 a.m., but a second section from the center of town south to the Monmouth

The beach border was expected to remain closed several hours longer.

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