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Pelican Island residents will able to return to their homes tomorrow morning, making them the first Toms River residents on the barrier island to be able to return to their homes after Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Tom Kelaher said.
We are delighted that Pelican Island residents can move back home earlier than we anticipated," Kelaher said in a statement posted on the township's Website. "We are looking at getting the Northern Beach area residents in next."
All four utility companies for Pelican Island have finished their testing and residents for all of Pelican Island may move back home beginning 8:00 am Thursday, Dec. 20, Kelaher said. NJ American Water completed flushing the lines, and chlorine and bacteriological testing, which lifted water restrictions there, he said.