More than 90 percent of Monmouth County still without power due to Hurricane Sandy

Nov 1, 2012 Full story: NJ.com 9

A fleet of about 100 electric company trucks were parked in the parking lot of a Middletown parking lot on Wednesday as JCP&L officials continued to assess damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

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Concerned

Tappahannock, VA

#1 Nov 1, 2012
With temperatures dipping below freezing in some areas, it would be wise to open spigots and flush out toilets to keep water from freezing in the homes that are currently reparable thus causing added problems.
Nick

Hoboken, NJ

#2 Nov 2, 2012
Information, after power is what we need - a week, a month?
OTJ1987

Bayonne, NJ

#3 Nov 2, 2012
DaStraw

Atlantic Highlands, NJ

#4 Nov 3, 2012
Thanks OTJ. JCP&L can put out all the crews they want but there is something dysfunctional about the Monmouth Cnty grid system that makes it near impossible to bring it back as fast as other parts of the state!
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OTJ1987

Rahway, NJ

#5 Nov 3, 2012
IMO the reason we have the problems that we do, is that JCPL/First Energy always wait too long to cut the power. If they had pulled the plugh before or as the storm started, they would not have the cascading failures that damaged the equipment. of course if they did that then you would have the same people that scream about having to wait so ong for their power to come back, screaming because of the "Premature" outage. it's a lose-lose situation;
DaStraw

Atlantic Highlands, NJ

#6 Nov 4, 2012
I lost power around 3PM which I think was near the start of the high winds. Unlike Irene, there were no heavy rains and the inland flooding that put down sub-stations in flood prone areas was non existent this time around. So if the substations were not impacted because they were shiut down early and they were not flooded, I think its the grid routing system that is flawed. Essentially the power goes like a train and where the tracks/lines are out there is no bypass capability that can redirect the power around the fallen lines.

And in regard to gas stations.....IMHO stations that pump large volumes of gas (levels TBD) should be able to afford a back up generator system that keeps them going in a storm and especially along evacuation corridors. The state should require them to do so. In back to back storms, where the first storm does not warrant evacuation but there is significant power loss we'd be in deep shit if people had to evacuate for the second storm and couldent do so because of the lack of gas availability!
Joan

New York, NY

#7 Nov 7, 2012
Why has Fair Haven not had our power restored? It is Wed Nov 6th with no end in sight.
lisa rhodes

Wilkes Barre, PA

#8 Nov 8, 2012
i am replying to da straw, i was born and raised in belford , N.J. i now live in pa. i am very concerned on how bad did belford get hit. could you please give me an update!

Since: Sep 12

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#9 Nov 8, 2012
I know I responded to this question elsewhwere Lisa, but ye they were hard hit. Surge waters made it all the way up to Rt. 36 in Belford and Port Monmouth!

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