Heavy Storms Wednesday Caused Flooding, Fires, Motor Vehicle Accidents in Toms River During Two Hour Downpour


On Tuesday the Toms River Police Department dispatchers were inundated with calls as the storm passed through Toms River and dropped over 3.7” of rain.

Below are storm statistics from 4:00pm – 6:45pm on Tuesday July 17, 2018.

152 Calls for service:
• 74 disabled MVs
• 4 Burglar Alarms
• 15 fire calls, including 4 structure fire invests
• 9 pole/wire calls
• 2 welfare checks
• 9 road hazards
• 18 flooding calls
• 6 MVAs
• 3 first aid calls
• 7 trees down
• 4 traffic light malfunctions
• 3 road closures
• 36 tow trucks dispatched
• 5 police cars flooded

* Silverton Fire Company handled a significant amount of the calls in their area

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“I would like to commend our dispatchers for their continued hard work and perseverance while being inundated and fielding all of the emergency calls, and our officers for their prompt and professional response under these extreme conditions. Thank you to the public for their patience and understanding.” said Chief Mitch Little.


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