Community Hall, Churches Open as Resource for Warmth and More

Approximately 8,908 Lacey residents remain without power

Community Hall will open again on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for residents who need to warm up and charge their electronic devices.

As of 8 p.m., approximately 8,908 Lacey residents remain without electricity, according to the JCP&L outage map.

Waterfront areas still have restricted access to residents only, Township Administrator and Municipal Clerk Veronica Laureigh said. Police personnel may stop cars and ask for identification.

“The police are monitoring neighborhoods,” Laureigh said.

The police department has received calls of suspicious persons in areas but there have been no confirmed reports of looting, she said.

“The police along with assistance from other agencies are out in the neighborhoods,” she said. 

Important Alerts:

  • Residents can also use the Lacey United Methodist Church, the Forked River Baptist Church and the Forked River Presbyterian Church for warmth and charging electrical devices.
  • Grace Initiatives will be providing residents in need with dry clothing at the Forked River Baptist Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The nonprofit will provide donated supplies such as toiletries and more to residents at its thrift shop located at 509 North Main. St. in Lanoka Harbor from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Schools are closed until Monday, Nov. 5.
  • The high school Parent Teacher Student Association’s craft and vendor fair, which was to be held this weekend, will be postponed until the spring. Vendors will be refunded within the next few weeks. Donated baskets and food will be used at the association’s Sundaes for Santa in December.
  • Trick or treating will take place on Nov. 5.
  • FEMA information is available at www.disasterassistance.gov/ or call 1-800-621-3362. Ocean County is included as a location eligible for direct federal assistance.
  • Those interested in volunteering to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy can contact the New Jersey volunteer emergency response hotline at 1-800-JERSEY-7 or backup hotline numbers at 609-775-5236 or 908-303-0471. 

Clean Up:

  • Recycling resumed on Wednesday. Garbage will resume on Thursday, Nov. 1. Pick up will occur on your next regular scheduled day.
  • Trees, branches and limbs can be placed in bundles at four-foot lengths, weighing no more than 75 pounds at curbside starting Monday, Nov. 5. Pick up will be on your regular recycling day within the next two-week period. This debris can also be brought to the recycling center. After Friday, Nov. 16, curbside pick up will not be available.
  • Do not place raked leaves in the street. Leaves must be bagged and placed at the curb.
  • Residents east of Route 9 can dispose of lost items such as household furniture, bedding and clothing curbside beginning Monday, Nov. 5. All garbage should be packaged according to pick up regulations. This pick up will also be until Friday, Nov. 16. After that date, arrangements are the responsibility of the property owner.
  • Construction debris cannot be disposed of through garbage or recycling pick up. Residents will need to acquire dumpsters to transport the material to landfills.
  • Food waste can be disposed of through the normal garbage pickup.

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Nancy de Ferrari November 02, 2012 at 03:10 AM
Thank you is there any place in town for people to sleep know lots of people who loss homes and they just need some where to sleep
Elaine Piniat November 02, 2012 at 05:03 AM
The Lacey United Methodist Church is open to the township as a shelter. Residents can sleep there. I believe they need to bring bedding although donations may have been made by now. Call (609) 693-5222 for more information.


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