Wawa in Avalon is seen flooded, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.
CHERRY HILL, NJ - Mayor Chuck Cahn has issued a mandatory evacuation for township residents along Park Boulevard near the Armory because it is expected that the Evans Mill Dam on the Cooper River may fail.
Cahn and the township's Office of Emergency Management made the announcement at 4:30 p.m.
The evacuation applies to residents of the Farrell Place mobile home park, the Habitat Apartments, and several homes between Sayre Avenue and the Park Place Condominiums. It does not include residents of the condos.
Cahn said an emergency shelter has been opened at Cherry Hill High School East on Kresson Road, if affected residents are not able to stay with friends or relatives.