Two Weeks Later 30,000 Remain Without Power at the Jersey Shore
Toms River-#njsandy-Although the JCP&L Power Outage Map on the company’s website reflects only 9 customers affected in Brick and under 100 affected in Toms River this morning, the company admitted that approximately 30,000 customers in Ocean and Monmouth Counties remain without power.
“In the Barrier Islands and some of the shoreline communities where the storm devastation is most severe, about 30,000 customers remain without power. While progress has been made in repairing the transmission system to this area, JCP&L continues working with state and local officials on developing and implementing a full restoration plan and timeline to connect affected customers safely.” the company said in a statement.
More than 1.3 million outages were reported during the two recent storms. These storms did more damage to the company’s infrastructure than 2011′s Hurricane Irene and October snowstorm combined.
Two weeks after the storm, the company reports 19,000 customers remain without power, not including the 30,000 in this area, omitted their reports and a report delivered today by the NJ OEM.
Local residents have been complaining about the power outages, claiming JCP&L is not doing enough. Locally, crews from Alabama and Oklahoma have been helping the company restore power.
After power was restored in some sections of Toms River this weekend, 1,000 homes suddenly lost power again this afternoon.
A request for comment on the situation in Toms River was sent to JCP&L’s public affairs office, but no response was given.