Heavy winds and rain battered Monmouth County Wednesday night into Thursday, leaving thousands without power.
The Jersey Central Power & Light outage map showed 5,268 residents without power as of 8:50 a.m. on Thursday.
Aberdeen and Freehold Township each had over 500 households in the dark. In Red Bank and Sea Bright, over 400 lost electric, while Belmar had 396 without power. JCP&L reported over 200 customers in Eatontown, Middletown and West Long Branch lost electrical service.
JCP&L advises residents to stay away from any downed power lines and to report outages by calling 888-544-4877.