UPDATE: One-Day Delay in Restoring Some Outages in Point Beach

Now Sunday is the target date, but only for properties with sound meter boxes


All power that can be safely restored in Point Beach is expected to be completed tomorrow, according to an updated report from the police department.

"The Point Beach Building Department has advised that inspectors walking door to door have completed their inspections," according to a prepared statement from the police department.

"Due to a greater volume than anticipated of meters that required removal, JCP&L has now advised that all power than can safely be restored to residences and businesses in town will be completed sometime tomorrow (Sunday). Residents with any questions or concerns are requested to contact the Building Department at 732-892-1118 during business hours. Please expect delays as there is a heavy call volume," the statement says.

On Saturday morning, the hope had been that all power, except on properties that had water-damaged meter boxes, could be restored by tonight.

"For residents and business owners who are not in town, please note that there is a large contingent of power and utility trucks and crews actively working in all areas of the community," the statement says.

"For additional information you may also refer to the JCP&L website at www.firstenergycorp.com. Residents with questions are requested to contact the Building Department at 732-892-1118."

The Building Department is open from 9 a.m. to noon today, tomorrow and Monday. Monday had originally been scheduled as a day off for municipal staff since it's Veterans' Day. But in light of the emergency outage situation, the town decided to have the office open for half a day.

After Monday, the Building Department will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents in need of manpower assistance in clearing debris from their residence are encouraged to go to the Masonic Lodge, 911 Richmond Ave., to make arrangements during the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. They are also open for the distribution of clothing, non-perishable foods and household supplies.

The Point Pleasant Beach School System is now open and is on a normal schedule. Please refer to www.ptbeach.com for additional school-related information and details. St. Peter’s School will re-open on Monday, November 12 on a normal schedule.

FEMA officials said after Tuesday's Point Beach Council meeting that the new location for the closest FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is the Civic Center at 270 Chambersbridge Rd., Brick.

Bill November 11, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Update... This is ridiculous. I understand its a task. I was in the beach the past few days and watched the # of workers dwindle each day. JCP&L should be ashamed of the way they handled this. Thank God we had help from other power companies...couldn't have made it without ya!!! A big Jersey thank you to the bennies and a big Jersey bird for you JCP&L!!!
Desiree November 11, 2012 at 12:14 PM
The Mayor of Point Boro should be on top of this answering all these questions. He and his administration have shown themselves completely useless. Remember that during his re election.
Bruce Gwynne November 11, 2012 at 01:18 PM
I will also chime in on the Kickapoo/Chicopee/Comanche situation. I believe jcpl think this area is restored. We are surrounded by lights and yet no crews seen working on this final section. Multiple calls to jcpl have produced nothing. Can someone please get us some answers. Better yet power!!!
Deborah "Debbie" Venedam November 11, 2012 at 09:37 PM
By sheer luck on our way down Dorset Dock we noticed a huge "clean up" truck getting some of the things off peoples' lawns. We flagged him down and he came over to our house, even though he said he was full, and got all of the wet, smelley insulation from our flooded crawl space that was on our lawn and hauled it away. He said he would be back tomorrow to get the rest of the neighbors on the cul d sac. He said he has been here for 12 days and has been riding around just helping people out. Where are the Boro politicians and town employees directing the trucks and asking who needs help. All you need is to ride around to see some houses are fine but some are a mess with contents of basements and wet destroyed contents sitting and waiting for pick up. Where are our officials after election day???? We need help... So typical..,,.
Lori Morrison November 12, 2012 at 09:24 PM
The Brick Mayor is fighting with JCP&L daily about who is responsible for inspections of the homes. He says JCP&L is but they say no, it is the responsibility of the Township. We do not have building inspectors do to shared services with Toms River.


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