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Power Restoration Continues in Brick; Resources Still Available for Storm Victims

JCP&L reporting fewer residents without power

Many Brick residents – about half that lost power during Wednesday's nor'easter – had gained back electrical power by Friday morning, Jersey Central Power & Light reported.

By early Friday morning, 7,863 customers remained without power, down from 14,000 after Wednesday's snowstorm and a high of about 32,000 after Hurricane Sandy first struck.

The company said 7,891 customers had their power restored Thursday, and estimated another 364 would be restored Friday and just under 2,000 would be restored Saturday.

Several large areas, including developments off Princeton Avenue and developments in the northern portions of the Herbertsville section, were restored Thursday night.

Resources were still available for residents in need of warmth or a hot meal.

Free hot meals were being served at:

  • Brick PAL, Drum Point Road, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily.
  • Brick Presbeterian Church, Drum Point Road, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (check daily, 732-477-0676).
  • Visitation Church, Mantoloking Road, three meals per day, call 732-920-1365.

Brick Knights of Columbus Council 836 has announced it will host a spaghetti dinner Friday evening at its building at 1065 Cedar Bridge Avenue for all affected by the storms. Dinner will be served from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The township's FEMA disaster center is also open and now located in Civic Plaza, on Chambers Bridge Road.

Jim Leone November 09, 2012 at 09:53 PM
There is a BIGGER picture here. Obviously, that goes right over some heads, but you can argue as you wish. JCP&L is a BUSINESS, not a CHARITY! Everyone is entitled to the SAME service if they are paying the SAME fees. If they could not handle a disaster or to provide that service, REGARDLESS of reason, then they are not the COMPANY for the job! If you brought your car in for an oil change and are paying the same for that oil change as everyone else. And have been waiting two hours for it. But an auto dealer that has 20 cars and a larger account steps in, and they put him before you, because it will satisfy more people at one time that is NOT appropriate. And trust me; you'd have something to say. JCP&L is inadequate, poorly managed, did and does not have proper planning or support, and has not managed this disaster in the manner that it should have. They are a BUSINESS making money, realizing profits, and providing a service. To decide which areas get power first is discriminating and making a calculated and preferred decision. If you like, I can forward the definitions of those words to you, and that may help. But if they CANNOT provide smaller areas with the same response or level of service as the larger areas, then the smaller areas should NOT pay the same rates as those areas that would get preferred treatment. PERIOD... This is not an argument, this is black and white. Please don't justify and make excuses for stupidity. It only makes you look ignorant.
MOONPOOL November 09, 2012 at 11:28 PM
take your skirts off and learn how to take care of your self and your family! its not the place of the goverment to supply you with power! yes we had a huge mother nature smack in the face. get over it ! there are people with out a home or roof over there heads. thank god my grandfather and father tought me how to survive a catastropic event. now my daughters know how to also! As i stated to them when the wind was blowing 70 plus knots. we are on our own for at least a week! wake up people it will be weeks before you see any change! learn to stand on your own two feet!
Russ November 09, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Wow, what a lot of correspondence regarding "preferential" treatment. Instead of spending time blasting each other via the internet, I suggest that it would be more productive, and solve some issues, to join in the cleanup effort. That's what I would do if I was there (but I'm in Chicago). I'm just trying to check on my 2 girls who live with their mother in Barnegat. There's been no response from them. Does anyone know the conditions on 45 Barnegat Blvd in Barnegat? Are the homes intact?
Tarkus November 10, 2012 at 12:26 AM
@MOONPIE, you sir, are an insensitive ass. Please go out side and grab hold of a power line.
Ruthie November 10, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Electricity is one thing. Gas is another. Just worried about the pipes freezing without a working heating system. Anyone have updates as of yesterday on gas shut offs for Baywood (Valencia Drive). What we're told is that we need to have meters replaced. Have they actually done that for anyone in the area?

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