Power, Gas & How to Help
As of this afternoon, November 2nd Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is reporting about 25% of the residents in Monmouth County have had their power restored. In Tinton Falls conditions are better with approximately 50% of the residents having their power restored. While progress is being made, there are still many residents in the borough that have no power and Tinton Falls will not rest until full power has been made available.
Join us in Helping Others
Tinton Falls is reaching out to those who have lost power. We are distributing flyers with important information and knocking on the doors of residents to make sure they are safe. If you are able to join our efforts please call my office at 732-542-3400 x 211.
The NJ Office of Emergency Management is maintaining a list of gas stations statewide that are open. Click the following link: http://readynj.posterous.com/list-of-pharmacies-hotels-restaurants-and-gas
As a reminder, if you have a generator and are filling your gas container, please use an approved gas container or the gas station will not be able to fill it. NJ State law states that approved containers are 5 gallons or less in capacity, red in color, have a spring-closing lid and spout cover, and are designed so they will safely relieve internal pressure when subjected to fire exposure.
If you are cleaning up downed trees and brush, please remember to put them at the edge of your property above the curb and not in the street for collection. The Department of Public Works has worked diligently to clear all the roadways of fallen trees. Every road in the borough is cleared except those that are tangled or touching utility wires; for safety reasons JCP&L must respond to these first.
Federal Aid Programs
Below is information to file a claim with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
To file a claim with FEMA call 800-621-FEMA (800-621-3362) or click the following link: http://www.ready.nj.gov/plan/pdf/091211_dr4021_application.PDF
For further information on Federal Aid Programs click the following link: http://www.fema.gov/news-release/federal-aid-programs-state-new-jersey-disaster-recovery-2
- Mayor Michael Skudera