Power Company sends over 2,500 Linemen and Forestry Crews to New Jersey
Power Company Projecting Outages up to 7 to 10 Days
I hope you and your family, friends, and neighbors remained safe from the storm. Police, Fire, Emergency Services, Department of Public Works, and Office of Emergency Management personnel continue to work very hard to protect the residents of Tinton Falls.
Office of Emergency Management
The Tinton Falls Borough Hall is running on back-up generation power and remains fully operational. Police, Fire and Emergency Services radio communications remain intact. There are downed trees and wires throughout Tinton Falls, please remember to treat all downed wires as live and dangerous.
Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) is experiencing severe power outages throughout Monmouth County and New Jersey. Tinton Falls currently has over 6,000 residents without power at this time. A great portion of New Jersey and a majority of Monmouth County remain without power. Middletown has over 23,000 customers without power, Freehold Township has over 13,000, and Ocean Township has over 13,000, to name a few.
To view the power company's outages map click on the following link: http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/nj.html
The power company is projecting that outages could last from 7 to 10 days as a result of anticipated damage from the storm. Crews are assessing the situation and will restore power to all affected areas as quickly and safely as possible.
If you have a downed power line or another hazardous situation, call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) immediately. The more residents who call the power company the faster JCP&L can pinpoint the locations where we need to send crews for repairs.
New Jersey American Water is reporting that 100% of their customers have normal water service. However, their facilities are running on back up generation power (mostly diesel, some natural gas). The water company is reporting that at this time they have adequate fuel supplies and feel they should not run out of fuel and that the Swimming River bridge pipelines were not impacted by the storm.
Updates will continue to be provided on the Tinton Falls Code Red system.
- Mayor Michael Skudera