Power Returns to 60 Percent of Township

Township advises residents living in waterfront areas to use caution when restoring electricity and gas

Nearly four days after Hurricane Sandy struck the Jersey Shore, power has been restored to approximately 60 percent of Lacey Township, Township Administrator and Municipal Clerk Veronica Laureigh said.

“JCP&L is confident that the power will be 100 percent restored before their initial estimates of seven to 10 days,” she said.

The township is advising residents who live in waterfront areas severely damaged in the storm from wind and water to use caution when having power restored and gas.

“Once power is restored, please be sure it is safe in your home before you turn on the electric,” she said.

Access to waterfront areas still remains restricted to residents only. In some areas, such as Beach Boulevard, police personnel may ask for identification before permitting entrance.

Important Alerts:

  • Residents can use the Lacey United Methodist Church, the Forked River Baptist Church and the Forked River Presbyterian Church for warmth and charging electrical devices. Donations of clothing and supplies have been made at the Methodist and Baptist Churches. Showers and laundry services are also available at the Methodist church.
  • Schools will open 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 pick up has resumed. 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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Willy Nilly November 04, 2012 at 06:44 PM
THIS IS INSANE!! Lacey didn't even open as a shelter, and now they're forcing the kids to go and focus on schoolwork after a life changing DISASTER! We're still in a state of emergency, folks!
Crazydude November 04, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Screw it guys lets have a rave on capstan drive no power down here bring your glow sticks and dressed up as police officer so they don't id you :D
thankful November 05, 2012 at 01:14 AM
I agree, there is too much to still be worked out. I understand that parents are needing to return to work and need babysitters, but those parents also need to understand that if they claim they are sending there kids to learn this week, I am sure they are mistaken. The kids have too much going on,as do the families, the teachers, the administrators, (at least those that actually live in lacey and were affected). In reality, the kids that actually show up are going to be thinking of their freinds and family who have lost everything. I would much rather keep my children home this week and teach them how we can help others that were not as fortunate as us that still have our homes.
thankful November 05, 2012 at 01:19 AM
I am curious how many kids have to show up for the school day to count. With the number of families still without power, will the school day even count if attendance rates are low? We are asking teachers to leave their homes that they are trying to repair and pump water out of, to sit in empty classrooms! As others stated, what about the kids that are unable to come, then what? they are behind and have to make up work?
Jill Burton November 12, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Does anyone know how 959 Capstan Drive made out? My parents had the house built and we spent many summers there. Also, do the Remias's still live across the street and are they ok? Thank you, Jill Burton, jillianandlily@comcast.net


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