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UPDATE: Thousands Without Power Throughout Toms River

Ocean County Office of Emergency Management urges residents to stay at home and remain sheltered until damage assessments can be completed

9 a.m. Update: The Ocean County Office of Emergency Management urges residents to stay at home and remain sheltered until damage assessments can be completed.

7 a.m. Update:

Crews from the Recreation Department, Public Works and Shade Tree Commission worked overnight to address fallen trees throughout the township.

JCP&L is currently reporting 14,000 customers are without power in Toms River.

Sunday, Aug. 28, 12:45 a.m. Update:

Much of Toms River continues to experience a major power outage, Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said.

JCP&L is currently reporting that 7,019 customers are without power. The outage is from County Road 571 down to James Street and Hooper Avenue to Route 9, Mastronardy said.

Wires and trees are still down and minor flooding persists but it has calmed down in the last hour, Mastronardy said.

Mastronardy was heading over to the waterfront to check the tides. Up until now, Toms River has not had an issue with the beaches but 7:20 a.m. is the next high tide, he said.

Saturday, Aug. 27, 11:02 p.m. Update:

Toms River is experiencing major power outages throughout the central area of town, Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said.

JCP&L is reporting at least 7,017 customers are without power, which is the police department’s top concern, Mastronardy said.

“My concern is not the flooding. It’s the power outages,” he said.

Rain is falling hard in Toms River and Mastronardy is asking residents to stay at home. Wires and trees are down and there is flooding throughout the town.

“Spot flooding is all over town. There’s just too much rain,” he said.

There was power interruption at the police department and they are currently working off of an emergency generator, Mastronardy said.

Paul Daley of the Toms River Office of Emergency Management asked residents not to tie up the emergency lines.

“We have a bunch of problems. Conditions are deteriorating rapidly,” he said. “Stay in one place. Do not leave the house.”

The beaches are quiet and are not creating too many problems, he said.

If the winds continue to pick up, they may have to pull emergency services off of the road, he said.

Catherine Galioto (Editor) August 28, 2011 at 01:00 PM
Gov. on Today Show this morning: "Please stay in your homes" http://youtu.be/8n2uCbmQFwM
Catherine Galioto (Editor) August 28, 2011 at 01:05 PM
Resident of Cove Road, Shelter Cove, reporting now that bay and lagoons overflowing.
Catherine Galioto (Editor) August 28, 2011 at 01:09 PM
The Ocean County Office of Emergency Management urges residents to stay at home and remain sheltered until damage assessments can be completed.
Bev Fantini August 28, 2011 at 01:21 PM
Is electricity out on Parkway in Pt Beach? Can people come back to check on their homes on Monday?
jay August 28, 2011 at 01:26 PM
Any word on bartine street in silverton?
jay August 28, 2011 at 01:28 PM
Or bay breeze drive west silverton
marilyn newton August 28, 2011 at 01:43 PM
power on in greenbriar woodlands off new hanpshire-some branches and trees down
shorecorruption August 28, 2011 at 02:37 PM
Small branch cutters.
jennifer August 28, 2011 at 03:15 PM
in silverton off of silverbay by brand road and we still have power. i haven't heard of any funnel clouds touching down in silverton.
Nancy Pearson Robleski August 28, 2011 at 03:21 PM
how about fischer right off hooper? and waters edge? we left yesterday but want to go home but must have power. thanks.
Catherine Galioto (Editor) August 28, 2011 at 03:25 PM
In addition to this story about power outages, there is now a story about flooding in Toms River. Check out: http://patch.com/A-l4r4
JoCarole Fasciani Carpenter August 28, 2011 at 03:33 PM
Anyone know if Holiday Heights has power outage?
Mishka August 28, 2011 at 03:42 PM
Anyone know if power on in Cedarcroft Island drive area off Princeton Ave.
JJJ August 28, 2011 at 03:43 PM
any idea if there are power outages in point pleasant beach, especially near the boardwalk?
Carol August 28, 2011 at 03:54 PM
Any I dea if there is power on Van Zile Road by St. Dominic's....Thanks
Liz August 28, 2011 at 05:19 PM
Any info on the carefree section of Holiday City? Is there Power? I live up North and want to know if I should come down to check on my home
. August 28, 2011 at 07:24 PM
Power just back on in Bell Crest Section of Toms River after 14 hours without. Otherwise, we made through the storm with no problems.
Joan August 28, 2011 at 07:32 PM
Anyone have any information on the status of Green Island? Bayview Drive in particular. Is there power in that area?
Catherine Galioto (Editor) August 28, 2011 at 07:42 PM
candace: That is my neck of the woods, and the power is on along Yellowbank and Shawnee.
Catherine Galioto (Editor) August 28, 2011 at 07:43 PM
Water's Edge had power at 1 p.m., when our reporter was there.
Catherine Galioto (Editor) August 28, 2011 at 07:44 PM
JJJ, check out http://pointpleasant.patch.com as there is coverage there of the conditions in PPB.
Catherine Galioto (Editor) August 28, 2011 at 07:46 PM
Joan, Green Island had flooding reported by the Ocean County Office of Emergency Management at 11 a.m. and our two reporters at the scene between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. You may spot a street you are looking for among the pictures they took: http://patch.com/A-l4r4
KS August 28, 2011 at 07:53 PM
Is jcpl &l giving any estimates of how long it will take to restore power? It has been 16 hours.
. August 28, 2011 at 08:06 PM
I tried calling them and couldn't get anything but to report the outage. My power was out for 14 hours is now back on. Hang in there and hopefully, it won't be too much longer.
mike ferrano August 28, 2011 at 10:50 PM
Any word on outage in greenbriar ll.?
mike ferrano August 28, 2011 at 10:51 PM
Any word on when power coming bac to greenbriar ll..brick ?
B August 29, 2011 at 01:10 AM
anyone know where Cahino Medio is? My dad lives there. Wondering if there is damage. and if they have power
KS August 29, 2011 at 12:31 PM
34 hours and counting..... still no power.
Richard J. Thomas August 30, 2011 at 02:15 AM
Lost power Saturday at 8 PM and didn't get it back until Monday at 4:45 PM off Old Freehold Road by H.S. North
barbara November 02, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Does anyone know if Lake Riviera in Brick NJ have power yet?

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