Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce has volunteered to coordinate the relief efforts in the Bayshore Region
Have you visited the NMCC Beacon of Hope page yet? The Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce has volunteered to coordinate the relief efforts in the Bayshore Region as the initial volunteer churches, businesses and not for profits get back to the business of our larger community.
Looking for a way to help? Check them out!
MORE GOOD NEWS. . .
MORE GOOD NEWS. . .
The work on the Keansburg Substation appears to have worked because most of West Keansburg has been restored. This was the last "large" neighborhood to need power. Now we are pushing for the smaller pockets like along Line Road, Stanford, Layfayette, Lillian Drive/RHA area among others.
As we keep saying, We will not rest until EVERYONE has power.
The next scheduled call with JCP&L is at 8 PM. . .
Great Story of Hazlet Citizens Joining Together in Recovery
Another great story of Hazlet citizens joining together to recover from the storm.
KEEP HAZLET WARM! SHARE YOUR GENERATOR WITH SOMEONE
Have a generator you can lend?
NEED a generator to help keep warm?
Help keep Hazlet a GREAT (and WARM) place to live!
Share your info here: http://www.facebook.com/events/420132044706762/
ALL POLLS ARE OPEN UNTIL 8 PM FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION.
If you normally vote at Raritan H.S. (Districts 7 & 17), your polling location has been moved to Town Hall, 1766 Union Ave. (in Veteran's Memorial Park). All other polling places we be in operation as usual.
*** CURFEW CANCELLED ***
*** CURFEW CANCELLED ***
The Hazlet Township Curfew has been suspended effective immediately.
Mayor Tinker's Call With JCP&L
Mayor Dave Tinker just got off a call with our JCP&L Regional Director. Mayor Tinker informed JCP&L of three things:
1. The Mayor told them that it is unacceptable that we cannot give our residents more concrete answers as to when to expect power to be restored.
JCP&L stated that their original estimate was for 7-10 days AFTER THE STORM before full power was restored and that as we are now in Day 8, that estimate is still accurate.
2. The Mayor told them that JCP&L had to do something to relieve the suffering of our residents still without power possibly including providing neighborhood generators.
JCP&L Said that they had more than 300 crews working in Monmouth County and that they did not have generators capable of providing temporary power to multiple homes.
3. The Mayor told them that they needed to put representatives into the field to talk directly to effected homeowners to deal with specific issues.
JCP&L said that until the emergency was over they did not have any such field representatives to have meetings of that type.
*** TWO POSITIVE UPDATES BEFORE WE CLOSE UP *** ** JCP&L UPDATES ** ** TRICK OR TREATING RE-DO **
OK, here are two positive updates before we close up the Virtual EOC for the night:
1. JCP&L News: The Keansburg Substation is being reenergized as we speak. There were problems at this station so we DO NOT know when OUR portion of the station will be restored, but lets all hope and pray that the West Keansburg section was not the part that was a problem and that the lights are soon burning there. Also, our Township Administrator spoke directly to the Regional JCP&L Director via telephone late this afternoon and confirmed that the list of addresses we sent them this morning has indeed been forwarded to their so-called "War Room" and that the assignments have been sent into the field crews. We honestly do not know if that was intended to make us feel good or means the lights will soon be on, but we can't help but remain optimistic that this answer was still better than nothing.
ONLY 9% OF HAZLET IS STILL WITHOUT POWER. We will not rest until it is 100% Restored!
2. TRICK OR TREATING: Mayor Tinker and the Township Committee understand that despite the nearly 8,000 people who attended Trunk or Treat on Saturday, there are still people who want to trick or treat and were told that they could not do it today. Many parts of Hazlet are still without power or are otherwise UNSAFE for pedestrian traffic. Until we can be sure the ENTIRE towns is safe for children to be out at night, we cannot in GOOD CONSCIENCE allow trick or treating on the streets, but our Governing Body will revisit this trick or treating question as soon as our Emergency Managers feel it is safe to do so. We will ask the Board of Education to share this information with you when a decision has been made to schedule another date, if one is selected.
The Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce will be spearheading all donation requests
The Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce will be spearheading all donation requests in the near future through the following page. Please like and share this page.
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After meeting with groups that are currently collecting donations for those affected by the hurricane they have determined that at this point they do not have a need for any more clothing or baby supplies. Items that were specifically requested were:
-contractor style trash bags
These items can be brought to 7 Days Bar & Grill in Union Beach on Union Ave.
We have also been advised that free meals are available tonight at Monmouth Park Racetrack starting at 5pm (sorry we do not have more specific information).
The Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce will soon be taking up the task of coordinating all donations. As soon as we have more information we will post it here.