Lower Township is taking steps to prepare for Hurricane Sandy. Evacuation is encouraged for all residents and mandatory evacuation has been ordered for Diamond Beach, Shawcreast, and Schellinger’s Landing and low lying areas prone to flooding. Curfews will be in effect beginning Monday from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. The most up to date information will be available at townshipoflower.org. Anyone requiring assistance is asked to call 886-1619 ext. 201.