Volunteers & Fort Monmouth Housing
Today November 9th power restoration efforts continue by JCP&L but there are still currently over 1,900 residents without power in Tinton Falls. JCP&L is still targeting this Sunday for full power restoration in Tinton Falls, however they still will not guarantee this date.
Residents in various sections in Tinton Falls are noticing that power is intermittently going on and off today, due to JCP&L crews working in other nearby affected areas. Borough Hall continues to run on its generators since Wednesday, but remains fully operational.
There have been numerous volunteers answering the phones in our Office of Emergency Management Center; some are without power themselves and I greatly appreciate the time they give to their community. To date, countless Tinton Falls residents (and even some from out of town) have been assisted with everything from charging cell phones, charging batteries of motorized wheelchairs, medical needs, resources, and other much needed items.
Additionally, Pastor Bill Beckelman of the Calvary Chapel has offered his assistance to the residents of Tinton Falls. He and his group of volunteers have setup an area in Borough Hall and are looking to help with meals, car rides, blankets, and other necessities.
They may be reached by calling the Office of Emergency Management at 732-542-3400 ext. 555
Fort Monmouth Housing
I met with representatives from FEMA today. We discussed the ongoing efforts of using the area at Fort Monmouth as a possible temporary home for families displaced by Hurricane Sandy and who are living in shelters. The Mayors of Eatontown and Oceanport as well as the entire Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority, the County of Monmouth, and the NJ Department of Community Affair are all working on this. There is still work to be done but hopefully this will provide some help to families who have lost their homes and possessions.
- Mayor Michael Skudera