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Posted on: November 8, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Storm Update 11/08/2012 9:00pm

Many areas have begun to see power restored. The Mayor & Council are in constant contact with JCP&L. There are numerous reasons why our town lost power. We are told that there were an extensive number of trees down, transformer explosions, and damage at the substations that feed Howell. JCP&L says they can't give us any specifics or time frames for when power will be restored in all areas. They are asking that everyone without electric contact 1-888-LIGHTSS.

We are sure that the Governor and the Board of Public Utilities (BPU), which oversees the utility, will hold hearings after this crisis is over. We assure everyone that they will hear LOUDLY from the governing body. Additionally, our Township Manager will be part of a focus group that will meet with the BPU President and the BPU Commissioner.

We are doing eveything humanly possible to get power restored in Howell Township. However, we are at the mercy of the utility company.

Shelters are still available in Monmouth County. If you are in need of a shelter, please call 732-938-4111 and arrangements will be made. Township communications have been limited due to power and telecommunication outages. Lastly, we are not the only township experiencing massive power outages. We know this doesn't make anyone feel any better and we will continue to aggressively pressure JCP&L to restore all power to Howell Township customers.

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