Harsh Storm Takes Out Power Lines And Trees, Leaves Thousands Without Power

PHOTOS: [UPDATED Motzei Shabbos] Thousands of residents are without power after a storm knocked out power lines and took down trees in several areas around town. According to JCP&L, between 2,000-5,000 are without power in Lakewood alone.

7:45 PM. JCPL now says between 5,000-10,000 in Lakewood are without power.

storm lkwdUPDATE: Most residents had their electricity restore by this morning, although some are still without power.

On Woehr Avenue, dozens of residents were evacuated from an apartment building after part of its roof blew off. Red Cross was called in and moved the residents to a shelter. (See photo-Submitted by Committeeman Ray Coles).

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  1. Stay inside.
    Until lighting and heavy winds stop its very dangerous, risk of being struck by lightning and hit by debris.
    Daven mincha at home.
    Don’t be a chosid shoteh.

  2. we did not get elec until 1pm and some as late as 7pm today!!!!

    but those who had elec did help us with offering cold water and cholent.

  3. Residents in the area of 13th Street and Hudson St are still without power and are being told by JCP&L their power will be out until Monday

  4. What a crazy storm! Passed by the apartment building on woher avenue…poor residents! Where were they put up for the night? Were they taken to a shelter?

  5. Thanks should be given to the volunteers of Lakewood First Aid and to Lakewood EMS for helping evacuate and treat patients at the Peter Ward Tower on Woehr Ave and Atlantic Coast Rehab on RT9. They braved the storm answering calls in the worst of it and then helped clean up the aftermath at these locations. Thanks should also be given the American Red Cross volunteers who came to help take care of the displaced residents of the Peter Ward Tower and to the other first aid squads from towns such as Point Pleasant and Bayville who assisted in evacuating Atlantic Coast Rehab.

  6. A groise shkoyach to Chaveirim for providing generators and rendering other assistance wherever it was needed throughout Shabbos. You guys are truly amazing!

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