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Freehold Township Saturday JCP&L Update

Self-serve water distribution available at Jackson Mills Road.

The Freehold Township Office of Emergency Management issued the following alert through the Freehold Area Municipal Notification System:

Freehold Township OEM is continuing to monitor recovery efforts from this week's storm. Emergency crews continue to work at providing essential services and the police department is actively providing assistance and patrolling neighborhoods and businesses.

JCP&L is working to restore power as soon as possible. In the last 24 hours, over 2,000 households in the township have been restored in the last 24 hours. The number of outages in the township is at 8,500, down from nearly 14,000 earlier this week.

Residents in need of water can go to the Water Department on Jackson Mills Road for potable water. You MUST bring your own containers. There is a self-serve water distribution area set up outside the building.

Those who suffered property damage or loss during the storm should document all damage or loss. FEMA officials are in the county. Once FEMA reception centers are established, residents will be advised and assistance claims can be made. The Small Business Administration has low-interest loans available for storm victims, as well. Contact them for information.

Many people still have no power or heat. We ask that you check on neighbors and friends in the community and offer any assistance you can. With the massive damage along the shore, state and federal resources will be difficult to get this area.

As recovery update are available they will be distributed.

Freehold Township OEM has received several calls from township residents generously offering to make donations and to volunteer in the recovery efforts. A second message will be sent shortly with information regarding donations and volunteering.

Bob Bonardi November 03, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Thanks for all the hard work you are doing. I would suggest that in your next report, you mention which sections of the township have had power restored. This will help residents determine which sections might be next in line. Even though you can't give a definite completion date, you can give an indication of the directions repair crews are moving. Bob Bonardi Walnut Hill Lane
Arlene November 03, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Yes can tell us which Developments are getting power we r in Independence Square and haven't seen anyone. Thank you
Tara November 03, 2012 at 10:46 PM
The mall has power before 60% of the residences? Where are the priorities? I'm disgusted.
Alli Mechanic (Editor) November 03, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Due to the many streets in Freehold, we have asked our readers to keep each other updated in this article: http://freehold.patch.com/articles/tell-us-who-has-power-in-freehold. JCP&L's outage map (http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/nj.html) also provides useful information and shows how many residents are still without power.
Eric November 04, 2012 at 01:04 PM
I urge everyone reading this who still has no power at Freehold Township to file a complaint with the Board of Public Utilities. Problems that I have experiences include: 1) No updates from JCP&L 2) No one answering telephone at JCP&L 3) Excessive wait time for power restoration. 4) Inadequate preparation for storm. They should have powered down the substations during the storm so they can be restarted after the storm without delay. File complaint at http://www.nj.gov/bpu/assistance/complaints/inquiry.html Contact Senator Smith at http://chrissmith.house.gov/contact/zipauth.htm
Joe November 05, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Joe I understand people would like to file complaints but we would be complaining to deaf ears. The state or municipality's do not do anything to company's like JCP&L or PSE&G because they are pretty much are like monopoly's so they can do what ever they want and we can't do anything about it so we can file all the letters we want and call all we want but at the end of the month that bill will be in our mailbox hurricane or no hurricane, lights or no lights. Thank You!

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