JCP&L says they have extra staff ready in case of power outages overnight.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, January 30
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is preparing for possible damage caused by high winds tonights, according to a Facebook post by the Matawan Office of Emergency Management. OEM Coordinator Sgt. Thomas Falco posted information provided to the department by the utility company, which highlights their emergency response plan. According to the post, JCP&L has additional dispatchers and analysts staffing the regional dispatch and are bringing in additional line, substation and forestry personnel. The company says they have also notified contractors that they may be required to assist with storm restoration over the next several days. Winds are expected to be between 20 and 30 mph with gusts up to 60, according to the National Weather …
Local officials offer information on recovery efforts.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The following is a letter written by Mayor Paul Buccellato and Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Sgt. Thomas Falco: Dear Resident & Neighbor: Local recovery efforts are continuing. Our streets and roads are cleared and we are working with a private hauler to collect and remove the branches and limbs from the roads. We are still experiencing extensive power outages throughout the Borough. We have been in contact with JCP&L and have toured the Borough to assess damages with their representative. However, with that said, JCP&L does not yet have a firm estimate for power restoration. Residents should be aware and alert that areas of the Borough remain hazardous due to downed lines and inoperative traffic signals. Borough Hall is …