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Silverton Fire Company Prepares for Flooding; Power Outages Reported

No evacuations in effect, however

The Silverton Fire Company said Wednesday night that it was gearing up for flooding as a coastal storm began to affect the township.

The fire company said Wednesday night on its Facebook page that it will have a crew at its station ready to respond to flood reports through Thursday afternoon.

Other Toms River fire companies, as well the Toms River Police Department and Office of Emergency Management were set to respond.

There were no evacuations in place township-wide, however, a robocall from the township said.

By 9 p.m. Wednesday night, Jersey Central Power & Light was reporting 2,077 customers out of power in Toms River.

High tide at Silver Bay will occurr at 11:02 p.m. Wednesday night and 11:14 a.m. Thursday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory, predicting minor to moderate tidal flooding associated with the coastal storm.

. December 27, 2012 at 05:34 AM
Power was out from about 9:15 to 11:45 tonight. I hope that is it for now, but it sure beats 11 days!
Martin December 27, 2012 at 12:23 PM
My power was out 16 days last time. When will JCP&L get its act together? It's like living in a third-world country!
~Barb~ December 27, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Old Freehold Rd. at Whitty Rd. is closed due to flooding. It the area under the Parkway overpass. No police are present, but there are trucks working there and the area is blocked off. You think people would get a clue and realize they can't use the road, but I just witnessed a car with 2 cones wedged under it driving west on Whitty Rd. as we'll as other cars attempting to ircumvent the traffic cones
. December 28, 2012 at 02:33 AM
You are so right. I think that JCP&L can't handle the job anymore. Every time we get a gust of wind or a drop of rain the power goes out. Even before the wrath of Sandy, this past summer we had a 5 minute thunderstorm that knocked power out for over 9 hours. They really do have to get their act together and be accountable.

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