Old Bridge Mayor Offers Information to Residents in Aftermath of Sandy

A letter from Owen Henry offers information on power restoration, shelters, and water.

The following is a letter from Mayor Owen Henry:

The Township continues to move forward with hazard abatement and recovery efforts. Residents should stay home and stay off the roadways as much as possible to allow work crews to perform their work as quickly and safely as possible.

The big question that residents have is.When will the power be restored?   Due to the extent of outages across the state, JCP&L is still unable to provide a specific date and time for restoration.  Several sections of town now have power and JCP&L linemen are currently working on substations within the Township of Old Bridge.  We hope to see additional progress in the next twenty-four (24) hours.  I have been and will continue to be in contact with the representative from JCP&L and will provide additional information as soon as it becomes available.  Residents are encouraged to report outages to JCP&L at 1-888-544-4877 or visit http://www.firstenergycorp.com/ for further updates.

The Old Bridge Municipal Utilities Authority (OBMUA) has confirmed that the water system in town is stable and safe.  The OBMUA has no plans to shut off water service in any section of town.  Our emergency management team is in close contact with the OBMUA and will continue to work with them to ensure that the water system remains stable.

For information on disaster assistance, residents should contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 1-800-621-3326 or visit the FEMA Website at http://www.disasterassistance.gov/

Any residents who require emergency food and/or shelter should contact the Old Bridge Police Department (OBPD) at (732) 721-4000.

I want to thank the residents, volunteers and employees of Old Bridge for the courage, patience and cooperation during this extremely difficult and stressful time.

Mayor Owen Henry 

Mrs. B November 02, 2012 at 01:45 PM
When is the matatan major going to offer some information? The web site hasn't provided any information to the people!
Brian Clancy November 03, 2012 at 09:45 AM
ofcorse not becasue JCP&L sucks!!!! the CEO is a bum, and the company as a whole is garbage...i wish i had PSE&G back..now thats a company that knows what their doing..
Melissa Agosto November 03, 2012 at 12:53 PM
They are trying their hardest. Instead of leaving nasty messages on here why don't you go out and help others you lost more than just power jerk!!
jay patel November 03, 2012 at 05:02 PM
No power since monday night and JCPL has done a terrible job of keeping customers updated. All we ask for is constant updates, they have our email and phone number, send a text. They could not give estimate till Thursday. I am looking forward to starting a campaign to get rid of JCPL from OB. Hope everyone is safe and sound.
Rob Campbell November 04, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Forget to pay your bill for a few days and JCP&L seems to have no trouble tracking you down to let you know. I appreciate the efforts of everyone involved we just want more than rumors about restoration so we can plan. Someone told me today they heard 7-10 more days ... It sucks but if I knew for sure we could plan for the week
gabriela c November 04, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Im in! They should be banned! From state of nj. Yes others have more issues than we do but that does NOT constitute leaving thousands without heat! If jcp&l cannot provide a service we pay for and cannot prepare its crew properly then they do not belong doing business in nj!
Halley Bowden November 05, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Anyone know about cheesequake villiage ? What is going on there? Come on jcp&l their are Srs leaving there .
May November 05, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Last I heard no power for Cheesequake Village but that was yesterday. They should be first on the list, that's the 55+ Over Community and temps are dropping tonight even more!
Kim November 06, 2012 at 07:13 AM
The OB mayor is a lier. The server damage to OB electricity is in Lawrence harbor and Cliffwood Beach. Our electric sub-station is ruined and he failed to make information known to us, the residents for 6 days and said it maybe 2 more weeks. In addition, our Mayor told us residents at our emergency meeting 6 days after the storm that we have ourselves to blame bc we did not maintain our sub-station which is not the residents jobs; that why we pay high taxes and Mayor Henry has a job


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