LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ – The National Weather Service is forecasting Hurricane Sandy to impact our area beginning late this weekend into early next week. This forecast includes heavy rain, strong winds, and major coastal flooding. We ask that you secure all outdoor items, boats, etc. At this time, a voluntary evacuation is in effect. Please stay tuned to TV Channel 22, TV Channel 39, Long Beach Island Information radio station 1650 AM, and check Facebook and Twitter for continuous updates. We ask that you limit your phone calls to the police department to emergency calls only. An updated message will be distributed on Saturday afternoon.