Hurricane Sandy keeps Absecon police busy

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ABSECON – During Hurricane Sandy the Absecon Police Department responded to 318 calls for service, according to the police department.

Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency was in effect from 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 through 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2.

Throughout that time, the Absecon Police Department was responsible for shutting down Absecon Boulevard heading eastbound into Atlantic City throughout the state of emergency.

During the crisis, members of both the Absecon police and fire departments responded to several water rescues for individuals who either didn’t evacuate low-lying areas or drove through flooded roadways.

No injuries were reported.

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