MEDIA ADVISORY Tropical Storm Isaias Update
August 7, 2020 – 12:00 p.m.
Akron, Ohio – FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utilities continue restoration efforts for customers of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) who lost power as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias. Service has been restored to approximately 566,000 JCP&L customers – more than 72% of the 788,000 customers impacted by the storm.
More than 8,000 utility personnel from JCP&L, other FirstEnergy companies, and partner utilities from electric industry mutual assistance organizations continue working around the clock to restore power to about 221,000 JCP&L customers who remain without power, which includes approximately 155,000 customers in the hardest hit areas of Morris, Monmouth and Union counties. Utility crews have replaced more than 68,000 feet of wire, hundreds of poles and crossarms, and worked through more than 360 closed roads to repair service.
Based on current outages and damage assessments, approximately 85% of affected customers are expected to be restored by the end of the day today. The majority of remaining customers in both the Northern and Central Regions are expected to be restored by Tuesday, August 11 at 11:30 p.m.
FirstEnergy continues to work closely with its utility companies and mutual assistance organizations to secure additional resources to assist with restoring all impacted customers.
More Information During severe weather, customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the "Report Outage" link on www.firstenergycorp.com. Customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department. Customers should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity. Extra caution should be exercised in areas where downed wires may be tangled in downed tree branches or other debris.
To safeguard the health and safety of FirstEnergy employees, contractors and the public, please respect social distancing protocols as utility personnel work around the clock to restore all power outages caused by Tropical Storm Isaias.
• Water and Ice Locations: Water and ice are available to customers without service due to yesterday's storm. For a list of locations, visit www.firstenergycorp.com/storminfo and click on “water and ice locations.”
• Customer Generators: Emergency power generators offer an option for customers needing or wanting uninterrupted service. However, to ensure the safety of the home's occupants as well as that of utility company employees who may be working on power lines in the area, the proper generator should be selected and installed by a qualified electrician. When operating a generator, the power coming into the home should always be disconnected. Otherwise, power from the generator could be sent back onto the utility lines, creating a hazardous situation for utility workers.
For updated information on the company's current outages, FirstEnergy's storm restoration process and tips for staying safe, visit the 24/7 Power Center at www.firstenergycorp.com/outages.
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News Media Contact: Cliff Cole – JCP&L (973) 401-8347
08/07/2020 - Jersey Central Power & Light is continuing to restore power to Belmar and Lake Como residents. Due to falling trees and branches on homes and businesses, JCP&L may face challenges, but continue to work as quickly as possible. As JCP&L updates us with a restoration schedule, we will pass along this information. Thank you for your continued patience.
Please click here for a notice for the residents regarding improvements to Main Street Phase IV and North Boulevard
Please click here for a notice for the residents regarding improvements to 17th Avenue
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Community Policing Belmar/Lake Como 2019
The Borough of Belmar Police Department Community Policing Program has launched a new program that will include a more active role for our residents. We anticipate that this new platform will create more community involvement and enhance police officer relations,. By working together, we will address the quality of life issues and uphold order maintenance within our neighborhood.
Residents will still go directly to the police department for emergencies or situations that require IMMEDIATE ATTENTION.
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New Jersey American Water Customers: As you may recall from past years, New Jersey American Water makes a temporary change in the winter to the water treatment techniques we use in our Coastal North system that serves parts of Monmouth and Ocean County. Please see the attached Press Release on our change from chloramines to free chlorine, which will start the week of February 18th 2020. When we make this switch, your water system operators should see a free chlorine residual, not just total chlorine residual that you currently see w/ the current chloramines disinfection.
It is possible that your customers will notice some chlorine taste and odor in the water. Also, while the transition from free chlorine to chloramines can have an impact on fish and other aquatic life, this temporary switch from chloramines to free chlorine will not. We are reaching out to dialysis centers in the region as well to notify them of the change as the switch may impact some of their procedures. We will notify you again when the temporary treatment switch ends and we go back to chloramines so that you can be prepared. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
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Sump Pump Notice
As a reminder, it is ILLEGAL to have a sump pump connected to the Borough’s sewer system. Excess water flow through the sewers increases water bill rates for all residents and businesses. Recent rainfall events have highlighted this issue as water on certain streets was caused by sump pumps illegally connected to the sewer lines. As a result, the Borough will be increasing enforcement efforts. For more information please contact the Public Works department who can advise on how to ensure your sump pump is up to code. There is a grace period to make the necessary corrections before fines will be issued so please take this opportunity to ensure your property is compliant.
Water Quality Report
The 2020 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is now available.
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Reporting an outage on Facebook...Now that’s a first.
JCP&L - How to Reach Us When You Experience a Power Outage
At JCP&L they're providing more ways for our customers to report outages and check the progress of our efforts to restore service. We’re the first electric utility in New Jersey to offer outage reporting on our Facebook page.
Now JCP&L customers have four easy options:
Visit facebook.com/JCPandL and click the “Report an Outage” tab
Sign up for text messaging with us and text “OUT” from your mobile phone
Visit our 24/7 Power Center on www.jcp-l.com using a smartphone, tablet or laptop
Call 1-888-LIGHTSS to speak with a representative, to learn more visit www.jcp-l.com/connect
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Online Tax & Water/Sewer Payments Now Available
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Click here for the form for Direct Withdrawl for Taxes & Water Sewer