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Hundreds of Thousands Without Power on the Jersey Shore

Monmouth and Ocean counties hardest hit with outages in JCP&L's service area

More than 210,000 Jersey Central Power & Light customers are without power in Monmouth and Ocean counties, and a spokesman says it could be days before the lights come back on for those in communities hit hard by Hurricane Irene.

Spokesman Ron Morano said 373,000 customers had outages statewide as of 3 p.m. Sunday, with 246,000 of those in the central New Jersey counties of Ocean, Monmouth, Middlesex and Burlington.

According to JCP&L's most recent outage map, Howell had among the highest number of outages in Monmouth county, with 6,953 people without power. Long Branch, Wall, Spring Lake, Sea Girt and Manasquan each have a few thousand households without electricity.

In Toms River, 15,902 are without power; in Brick, 12,148. The number of people without power in Point Pleasant Beach, Lacey, Manchester and Barnegat is in the mid to low thousands for each town, while Point Pleasant Beach has 793 homes still dark.

"At this point, all I can tell you is that it's going to be several days," Morano said of the repair timeline for the shore. "We're still out there doing our evaluations and we're beginning to work on restoration."

If you have not already reported an outage in your own home, JCP&L asks that you do so by calling 1-888-544-4877.

Eric Benson August 28, 2011 at 09:33 PM
some of us in Brick township without power have been trying to call the electric company for hours but all lives are busy.Can anyone do something pla
Al Van August 29, 2011 at 01:38 AM
I live in point pleasant beach 3 blocks from the ocean and I am here to tell you this was NOT a hurricane. All it was, was a freaking thunderstorm !!
Chelle Sherman August 29, 2011 at 02:56 AM
Al sorry but...you are an idiot. Period.
Al Van August 29, 2011 at 03:29 AM
I repeat what I said before.............I live 3 blocks from tiki martells in point pleasant beach and i had no flooding or damage, this was not a hurricane it was merely a freaking thunderstorm !!!!!!!
bonmar November 04, 2012 at 01:58 AM
Yeah...Al slept through it. What a complete asshole to downplay H.Sandy.
bonmar November 04, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Tell that to my friend who lost her home . You think the news is making this stuff up? Go have another beer and ignore what this hurricane did.
really November 05, 2012 at 12:24 PM
If you read the dates of the posts claiming a thunderstorm - you will find that the person was NOT referring to H.Sandy!!!

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