Toms River’s Mayor Kelaher says cleanup is going well and township is open for business
Toms River’s Mayor Tom Kellaher has just given an updated post-Irene assessment. Kellaher said the township is returning to normal with some flooding, phone and internet problems. The mayor said the town is working closely with JCP&L to resume power to the 17,000 homes still without power. He said within 24 hours, JCP&L stated they should have all customers back online. 14 officers are directing traffic at key intersections.
Kellaher said that Toms River’s beaches were open and manned by lifeguards on Monday. “We’re open for business.” he said.
Public Works, Recreation and Buildings and Grounds employees are out today picking up the pieces and returning the township back to normal. ”As bad as the storm was, it could have been worse and we’re very thankful.” the Mayor said “I’m very grateful to the cooperation we got from the Toms River schools for their assistance in making schools available as shelters.”
The mayor also thanked all of the township’s emergency services employees and volunteers.
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