Sayreville coping with serious flood damage, no power

Nov 2, 2012 Full story: The Newark Star-Ledger 15

Approximately 75 percent of Sayreville residents are without power, and those who live closest to the Raritan river are trying to cope with serious flood damage to their properties.

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Debbie

Lakewood, NJ

#6 Nov 3, 2012
I am sick over this. My parents live in Sayreville and they are in their 70s take care of my bedridden brother. My brother is now in the hospital, and I am fearing its bc his body cannot handle the cold house. Why can no one give an answer as to when the power will return?? Someone had to have an idea, and people are suffering. Help Sayreville get there power back!!!!
Lenny B

Newtown, PA

#7 Nov 3, 2012
I can't believe the the township does not have a web site that would be able to send updates on progress. JCP&L is also horrible in reporting updates. No one has explained to the residents what is taking so long in getting power up and running again. It's time the town gets into the 21st century. In the meantime, we'll all hope that the power comes back soon. Be safe and smart out there people!!
Unhappy Resident

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Nov 4, 2012
Finally Sayreville mayor lets us know the water is safe on Saturday 5 days after the storm. The only problem is that many residents are not getting his recorded message because they are sending the message to your landline. HELLO! We have no power! Most are not getting the message. The only reason I got them is because you can call ur voicemail from another phone. Finally on Saturday he lets us know the the substations were ruined in the storm and that it will take at least another 5 days before we have power. Had we known this on Tuesday Wednesday or even Thursday, the residents could have planned better and not have to endure temperatures in the 30's. I have been in many storms in Florida. I've never seen such poor local government communication and response. No updates on the Sayreville web page at all. Truly disgusted and considering m
too old for this

Boston, MA

#9 Nov 4, 2012
4 days ago left town but now coming back not knowing whats facing me
At least have hotel for 3 days
RoxyGirl

Carteret, NJ

#10 Nov 4, 2012
Someone posted on Facebook that Sayreville was accepting donations of clothes, food, etc. but I can seem to find confirmation of anything, and can't reach anyone at the police dept or fire depts... does anyone have info ?
D Purcell

Summerfield, NC

#11 Nov 4, 2012
I wish there were a way to find out about how some of the residents are doing! I have a good friend there on Washington Rd and I have no was to contact her to see how she and her family are doing!
Al fulmer

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Nov 4, 2012
Next time anyone sees the mayor of Sayreville and the council people flip em the bird and say thanks for the help!
steve

United States

#13 Nov 4, 2012
Still no power and no updates from borough what a joke
Wayne From Sayreville

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Nov 4, 2012
I agree with the prior posts. I know that this devasting storm has caused damage and hardships never seen before in the tri-state area and that everyone was and is overwhelmed...however elected officials, government and municipal employees have no excuse is this their sole dedicated job, to enforce, inform and show LEADERSHIP. I feel it is a sin the way we have been treated and continue to be treated. Let us not forget this at the next townhall meeting(s) and elections at all levels. Do not forget there is strength in numbers. This is for the most part a hard working blue collar town, we pay our taxes, utilities etc and do not deserve to be treated in this manner. Nasty people on the other end of the phone, a horrible website never updated with information that is actual useful during this disaster.

Please do not vote any of these elected officials back in. Humans typical have short term memories- do not forget this when things get back to normal. Weather is changing drastically, Irene, nor'easters, heavy snow storms etc. the infrastructure of this town is pitifull, but lets update the boat dock on river road - forget about proactive measures like updating electrical, underground power lines etc, street lighting that is the dimmest I have ever seen'etc etc.

Ok. Enough for one night, very frustrated as most who may read this...
elaine

Riverside, NJ

#15 Nov 4, 2012
I live in south river our power was back in three days, I have never been so grateful of electric before this storm. I feel for all residents in sayreville and continue to pray for your lights to come back on.
Louise

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Nov 5, 2012
I am deeply disappointed in the way the town officials have handled this crisis..I have had no power for a week now, I wasnt sure if the water was safe to use until I read the comments on here. I had to go stay at my daughters by philly & then come back to check on things 3 times because I had no word on what the situation was in town. I had to board my dog because I couldnt take him with me & I have now missed a week of work & I still have not heard anything about when the power will be back on over by St. Stan's Church. I am now planning on moving out of Sayreville within the next couple if months!!
lbara

East Brunswick, NJ

#17 Nov 6, 2012
I would like to know something about when we are getting power back tomorrow is the dead line they are saying that we should have it.
Have not had any update in two days. We need to know what is going to happen if we do not get power back wednesday I cant believe the mayor cannot give us some kind of update.
Sayreville Family

Matawan, NJ

#18 Nov 6, 2012
Although we just got our electricity back on Tuesday around 3 pm (8 days without power), we are grateful to be alive and have our family okay. Seriously, look at Katrina photos or Andrew photos and realize what we could have had. We are in one of the harder hit areas of Sayreville but have you seen what happened in Staten Island? Breezy Point? Lower NYC?(just to name a few). We got fliers from the town in our mailbox 3x. People knocked on our door withing 24 hours telling us where to get fresh water, ice, etc. There were messages on our cellphones from schools & town and charging stations everywhere. Was communication perfect? No but it was very good! We were freezing in our home up to last night but just google what other towns went through before you complain.
Denise

Montclair, NJ

#19 Nov 12, 2012
I don't know how all of you can criticize how things are being handled in Sayreville. It is a horrible situation with no power, thus no internet or phone service. For those of you who have chosen Verizon wireless (which is the only cellular service that stayed up during the storm ) you would be recieving TWICE daily updates from the police/town. They have kept everyone abreast of the situation, as much as they know. We are in a position that NO ONE could have ever imagined, let alone prepared for. Trucks with water and ice were here by the 2nd day and shelters were accepting goods by the 2nd day. I know this because I was there. The churches and the town were cooking and helping cleaning efforts. The High School sports teams went door to door to hand out flyers to all the people, so those who were totally disconnected from the outside world could get the information. NO one knew that the power would be out for so long. There were warming and charging stations set up throughout the town. Food was being prepared and served. Honestly, what more could you want in a terrible time????????
Operation Jersey Strong

Hillsborough, NJ

#20 Nov 12, 2012
Does anyone know of any places in your area that need donations of clothes, some shoes & kids toys? Our foundation would like to donate these items to your town but we need a location to bring them to. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know or reach out to us on Facebook (if you can) at Wilsons 1033 Foundation. We want to help the residents of Sayreville as we know you guys have been hit hard. We will also have other items in the future so if we can set something up, that would be wonderful. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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