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Rumson Mayor Ekdahl: Power Likely Back Thursday or Friday

Low-lying areas with heavy damage may take longer to be restored

The following message from Rumson Mayor John Ekdahl, as posted on the borough's website, http://www.rumsonnj.gov/

"It has been 7 days since Hurricane Sandy blasted through Rumson, causing catastrophic damage to many area homes and properties. The entire town remains without power and the Rumson Police, DPW, Fire Departments, OEM and EMS have been working overtime to maintain order, provide direction and assistance to residents and make roads safe for passage.

"JCP&L has advised that power will likely be restored to most of Rumson by Thursday or Friday. Low lying areas that suffered severe damage will take significantly longer to have power restored for inspection.

"The Rumson community is to be applauded for its concerted volunteer efforts from the very beginning of the storm. Residents have been generously providing warm food and beverages to emergency workers and displaced residents.

"Volunteers have organized a tremendous open 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Residents can find all manner of assistance, food and clothing, as well as charging outlets and information needed for insurance and FEMA claims. Stop in for some warmth, a bite to eat and some help in planning your own recovery.

"The Mayor and Council appreciate all the hard work by the many volunteers and the overtime by all Borough employees."

Deborah DeFranco November 05, 2012 at 03:59 PM
RIGHT ON! called JCP&L yesterday. was told power would be back tonight, Monday, by midnight. Fire marshall told me this morning that JCPL told town power isn't coming back for 10-14 more days and that until we see trucks in town to fix trees and wires, it isn't happening! Called JCPL again this morning, said SOME areas will be back Wednesday, but cant say which ones. Really?? JCP&L-YOU SUCK. I have not seen ONE truck in our area. I am so frustrated! Can't use my apnea machine and my eyeballs are freezing!
Deborah DeFranco November 05, 2012 at 04:14 PM
800 number doesn't work. AND all they do is pass your complaint to JCP&L. Useless!
Jbd November 05, 2012 at 04:33 PM
At least all You complainers have a roof over your heads...just put another blanket on..
Deborah DeFranco November 06, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Power trucks! Yeah!!
westpark November 26, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Nothing is worse than a mayor who prefers to spend his time sending out emails saying that they did not have power and therefore could not hold a public Rumson Resident meeting. By the Way, MR. Ekdahl, Sea Bright held a meeting without power. So far you have failed the RUMSON residents affected by SANDY. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO NOW? have a beer at Val's?

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