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Power Restored in Toms River? Let Us Know

JCP&L reports handful of outages remain in region

Two weeks after superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc across the region, JCP&L reports only literal handfuls of Toms River customers are still without power.

Resdients of , however, may disagree with that.

JCP&L has often been criticized within the past two weeks for overly ambitious restoration reporting. Do their numbers hold true? Are you still without power? Your friends, neighbors? Businesses that are still waiting for restoration?

Tell us in the comments, and if you're still without power, call JCP&L at 888-544-4877.

VoiceofReason November 14, 2012 at 04:00 PM
All of you people b*tching and complaining about how JCP&L is a joke etc. and the "poor me, I don't have POWER" need a serious reality check. Have you seen the news? Have you seen the hundreds of people who lost their entire home, cars and all of their possessions and memories? 2 weeks without power really isn't the end of the world. Please, go to a shelter, look a 8 year old child in the eyes who lost his home, his toys, his own warm bed and everything he ever knew and say to him, "My life sucks because I don't have electricity" Wake up people.
Autobosn November 14, 2012 at 04:36 PM
You bet! And I pay damn good money to be selfish too, I am not a freeloader who is looking for a handout from Obama, it appears to me you are one of those liberal losers!
Autobosn November 14, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Get a life!
Shawn November 14, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Some voice of reason. How about voice of the stupid. I didn't have power OR A HOUSE! The houses that were left without power were in the hardest hit areas like Silverton where I live. Don't assume people are just complaining about power and have no other loses. To clean up our houses and to get the work done that needs to be done WE NEEDED POWER, Dope.
jennifer hart-martin November 14, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Not only do we not have power on BAY SHORE DR in Toms River but we also lost our entire first floor. EVERYTHING!!!! Mold is begining to grow. We without power under these circumstances have every right to complain especially when we get NO help from Toms River, JCP&L Corparate, and the state of New Jersey. So know the facts before you comment. You have no clue what you are talking about VoiceofReason! I agree get a life!
Jeff Gascho November 14, 2012 at 05:23 PM
To voice of reason, obviously we're all aware of others who have lost more than power, and I think most of us would continue without power for months or years if our suffering could help to restore their losses, but it can't. Beyond that you're posting in a thread that is asking for input on JCP&L. We all understand your sentiment, but it's unrelated to this topic. The truth is evident, JCP&L sucks, they have dropped the ball and then continued to lie to us. My power was restored yesterday but many of my neighbors still have none.
VoiceofReason November 14, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Gee lets see - I was making a general comment geared toward the people who were complaining about not having power in an attempt to defend those of US who lost everything including our homes. Silverton wasn't the only "hardest hit" area. Last time I checked, the sun provides light which would allow you to "clean up" your houses. DOPE. Oh, and it's LOSSES not Loses. Loser.
VoiceofReason November 14, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Poor baby. wah wah wah
VoiceofReason November 14, 2012 at 05:41 PM
I'm sure JCP&L is a little overwhelmed with the STATE WIDE issues. But yes, you are the only one who matters.
Jeff Gascho November 14, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Voice of reason, OK I was kind to you before because I figured you weren't all that smart. Your continued inflammatory comments just prove your lack of intellect. I'm not the only one that matters, but my family matters most to me and I'm sure others feel the same about their families. You'll note that my name and the names of others responding to your foolish comments are attached to their posts while you continue to hide behind an obviously ill conceived pen name. Your job at McDonalds is secure, I think they probably need you back at the fryer.
VoiceofReason November 14, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Thank you Jeff. I'm aware that my "ill conceived pen name" may frustrate you, however in todays world where people are clearly crazy, I'd prefer to NOT have my personal information displayed for all to see. In this case, I can rest easy knowing that some psycho won't look up my address and come after my family and myself. You however may be faced with this problem. And I am quite "smart" - I hold two degrees and work in an industry that you could not live with out. In fact, if it weren't for the job that I do, you wouldn't be able to bitch about said things. I appreciate the sarcastic McDonalds comment though. Clever. That must've taken all day to come up with.
Autobosn November 14, 2012 at 07:19 PM
You are "quite smart"? Shouldn't that be "quite intelligent"? I'll have fries with that please!
Jeff Gascho November 14, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Not frustrated, merely amused. A GED and a Trade school certificate of completion don't count as two degrees. Without is one word, proper syntax would be "things said" and yes, you are a boob.
Shawn November 14, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Yes because a contractor can work on sun power. The guy who has to replace my furnace is going to install a solar powered furnace. I guess I type as good as you read. I said "hardest hit areas like Silverton" I was not implying Silverton was the only hard hit area.
Gordon24 November 14, 2012 at 08:28 PM
I was curious as to if there will be an investigation into JCP&L's handling of this issue, similar to what NY is going to do to LIPA. I live on Green Island where there was a huge amount of damage and from what I have heard, over 120 homes have already been condemned. From speaking to the folks working around our house from the Alabama Power Company, our power was good to go Saturday Night. After first trying dispell rumors about FEMA preventing power from going on (I called and they said they do not have the authority to do that), I got a JCP&L CSR Monday morning that was very frank and said that JCP&L told the township that they don't want the liability of turning power back on due to fires that broke out in Belmar. Therefore, the state and township had to go door to door to inspect every house before they would light everyone up (we got power back last night). Keep in mind that within two days after the storm, Silverton Fire Department was already inspecting homes and marking those damaged ones with spray paint while also building a database in their computer. Who gave JCP&L the power to make the decision to hold out and why wasn't this communicated by the township or state? Also, where has TR's mayor been? Brick's mayor was on 101.5 several times providing updates but ours seems to have been MIA since the storm started.
CatalinaG November 14, 2012 at 11:41 PM
VoiceofReason: as someone who almost lost her life in this devastating storm I understand just how lucky I am to be alive and healthy, with a home that can be saved. No one is trying to dispute that. Have you thought that maybe those who have been through this who are commenting are using this site as a resource to find solace and attempt to rebuild their lives? You are an insensitive prick. Wanna talk about reality? Do you think we don't know? We lived it and are still living it. I lost everything in this storm but clearly you lost something much more important: a sense of empathy. Have some respect for how people are trying to cope. For those who need info: we chased down a utility worker here from Maine and he was more helpful than any JCP&L personel. He helped us get power back here in TR.
jennifer November 14, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Today while on Sea Breeze in Silverton off of Silverbay Road, I saw the electric state inspectors. They were checking the residents meters to see if they went under water or not. Two interesting things I learned were from these inspectors were: Toms River Construction Department was supposed to do this two weeks ago, but since so many people were calling the governor about no electric, he sent these guys down here to take care of the job our town construction's department was supposed to do. Second, if your meter did not go under water your power will be restored (on Sea Breeze) maybe even by tonight. HOWEVER, the state inspector said that any socket that was submerged should be checked by a licensed electrician before using it. I asked how that information was going to be relayed to the residents and he said "well isn't that common sense?" Really???? A note, card or a flyer should be put in everyone's mailbox with that information. Please forward this to anyone who got an okay with the state inspectors and let them know they still need to get an electrician to check out all the sockets that were submerged before using them. VERY IMPORTANT.
Pat H. November 15, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Great post Catalina! Voiceofreason has no clue! Thank you Maine electric!
Jeff Gascho November 15, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Voice of reason seems to have gone underground, obviously lacking the courage of his/her convictions. I don't lack that courage, Voice, which is why I don't live in fear of some psycho looking up my address and coming after my family and me. In fact I invite you to stop by anytime. I'm also pretty confident, Voice, that regardless of "the job that you do" (most would have simply said "my job") we'd all be able to bitch about anything we wanted to.
VoiceofReason November 15, 2012 at 12:50 PM
No - I have a life and don't sit online all day bashing people and complaining about things on a website.
Jeff Gascho November 15, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Yours is a pitiful existence to be sure. And obviously you spend plenty of time online bashing people, every time I needle you, you respond. Loser.
Laura November 15, 2012 at 03:14 PM
I'm just happy I have a house. Power came on yesterday, Wednesday, more than 2 weeks after the storm, but I am grateful for what I have. So many families with no homes or no homes AND no flood insurance. I drive down my block and literally cry. Most of my neighbors have lost everything. Put on your big girl panties and deal with it.
VoiceofReason November 15, 2012 at 04:00 PM
So Jeff - you are Canadian by birth, though moved to the USA when you were about 15 years old. Go back to Canada
Jeff Gascho November 15, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Voiceofreason, Thanks for the plug. Not sure why you'd want to promote my business by copying and pasting out of a trade journal article about my company, I thought we were at odds... Looks like the moderator pulled it down though, maybe they thought it was advertising. Or perhaps you were just trying to prove that you know how to use Google? Interesting, when I type in Voiceofreason there's a picture of a horses ass.
Jeff Gascho November 15, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Voice, My life's an open book, you can't hurt me with public knowledge, sorry. Though again, I appreciate that you saw the article about my company and felt that by posting it you could somehow hurt me. Your tactics are juvenile to be sure, perhaps you have Mommy issues? I think in this battle of wits I'm fighting an unarmed opponent.
June November 15, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Love you Jeff "unarmed opponent" fantastic.
June November 15, 2012 at 04:59 PM
I want to say a huge THANK YOU to Maine Power. The crew that helped out Bayshore Dr., they were professional, polite and could not do enough to be sure we are also safe. A special shout-out to Steve the crew supervisor. You are my hero's. You make your state proud. THANKS AGAIN!
Autobosn November 15, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Jeff, looks like you have a stalker! So many weirdo's out there these days...
Nick November 15, 2012 at 09:05 PM
LMAO, unarmed opponent? Jeff all you need a squart gun for this VoiceofReason, so smart so witty. LMAO at you Voice.....ô¿Ô.....
John Pine November 16, 2012 at 01:59 AM
I think people need to consider themselves lucky they have JCP&L. Up here on Long Island, LIPA's poor response has garnered National Media attention. Your power lines look modern compared to what we got here. And my entire town was without power for a week, it was 7 days before LIPA even sent someone to show up. Then lost power again after the snowstorm and it was another 3 days in the dark before they sent someone. They failed to call in enough crews prior to the storm, and then were slow to mobilize the crews to the outages. LIPA is so bad there's now 2 parody songs about them on Youtube. While JCP&L had a couple thousand outages, LIPA had well over 100,000 out. I'm just saying things could be worse.

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