A Message from Manalapan Mayor Susan Cohen:
We were on a conference call with Craig Hiutchen and Mark Jones of JCP&L. They are reaching out to the municipalities to explain their preparations for tonight’s storm. Since the impending weather is unpredictable they are ready to work around the clock to get power restored should the need arise. JCP&L has 2,400 workers on stay-by including workers from Ohio. They have 770 line workers, 480 Forestry workers, 500 Hazard workers and 600 support personnel they are in close contact with tree contractors.
JCP&L will continue to monitor the storm and update us as needed. The future updates will be more localized so that we will be able to give our residents more detailed information as it becomes available.
JCP&L wanted to remind us that although we might not see the crews that they could be working from miles away on our outages. Unfortunately, bucket crews are not able to work in winds 40 miles per hour or higher and will be grounded until the winds subside.
Please report any outages to JCP&L and get a confirmation number. They can be reached at 1-888-544-4877. If you have internet access you can go to our website at www.mtnj.org and access JCP&L’s power center to report outages or go to www.firstenergycorp.com. JCP&L also has apps for AppleR iphone R and Android™ smartphones. Customers can us the keyword “Firstenergy” to locate the apps in the online store. It is a free service
If you need to reach us please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 732-239-5986. If necessary we will be calling in to 101.5 FM, posting on Facebook, and updating on the Tommygshow.com during the storm.
Please stay off the roads as much as possible and stay safe.