Thousands are still without power this morning as a result of yesterday’s powerful storm, which may have been a tornado.
JCP&L is still not giving an ETA to restoration, though the number of customers out of power has dropped to approximately 14,000.
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Anyone see a JCPL crew in lakewood? #askingforafriend
14,000 Still Without Power in Ocean and Monmouth Counties…
When a NJ customer called JCP&L to complain, a JCP&L official reportedly told him: “I’m sorry, but I can’t help you, I’m powerless to do anything about it right now.”
When asked how long it will be before the power is restored, the JCP&L official replied: “I don’t know, the powers that be are assessing the situation right now.”
When asked why it’s taking so long to restore the power, the official replied: “Oh, I can explain that. You see, without power, the equipment we use to restore the power can not operate. However, as soon as the power is restored, we’ll be able to get the equipment to work…”
Ridge, Vintage Circle, and East 5th are without power. ORIGINALLY THEY SAID 11:30PM last night, then they said 2pm today, NOW THEY ARE SAYING 6PM “TOMORROW”.
People need to turn over, and cook for yom tov.
There is no visible widespread damage in the area. 2 blocks away in either direction, there is power.
It is simply a situation of jcpl sending all their resources to Jackson and Howell, that had more damage than Lakewood. But they should definitely AT LEAST SEND SOME HELP TO LAKEWOOD, where is easier for them to get power restored to the hundreds that are out.
Please, can someone get involved for this town?
ETA for those of us in Jackson vary from 11 pm tonight to 11 pm tomorrow night. We also have to make yom tov. It is also very hard to get out of our neighborhood to shop or do anything useful, because of multiple power lines and trees down and traffic lights that are out. Per JCP&L there are more than 8000 people in Jackson without power and 700 in Lakewood. I would say their priorities are in order.
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