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New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
« on: October 28, 2012, 12:14:48 AM »
Thread for storm updates for state of New Jersey

10-27-12

--Evacuations called for barrier islands (LBI, Seaside) for Sunday. Route 72 bridge to LBI will close Sunday at 1600hrs.

--Evacuations ordered for mainland sections of Ocean County east of Route 9.

--Atlantic City closing casinos at 1600hrs Sunday, evacuations start at noon.

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New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
« on: October 28, 2012, 12:14:48 AM »

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Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2012, 06:28:43 PM »
10-28-12

Long Beach Island- Ocean County

1700hrs- Tidal flooding has begun, bayside, with the PM high tide.

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Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012, 06:34:42 PM »

Link to Jersey Shore beach cameras:

http://www.eastcoastcams.com/newjerseysurfcams.htm

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Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 12:15:25 AM »


10-27-12

2200hrs
3rd St. X Willow Ave
Hoboken University Medical Center
-Task Force of (40) ambulances and several medical buses from (8) counties on location for evacuation.

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Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 09:41:13 AM »
10-29-12
Atlantic City
0800hrs
Major flooding reported in the city. FD utilizing DPW vehicles. Reports of 5 feet of water in the street.

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Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 04:14:24 AM »


Seaside Heights, NJ

2100hrs- Heavy flooding in Heights and Park. Ocean has met the Bay. Boardwalk with heavy damage.

Normandy Beach and Brick sections

2100hrs- Multiple reports of structure fires in both areas.

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Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2012, 09:15:47 AM »
Some things I know from this:

Union Beach will have everything condemned from 5th street to the ocean.
Keansburg: major flooding and the amusement park is destroyed
Seaside: both amusement piers are heavily damaged, roller coaster of one is now in the ocean. Seaside is now an island after sandy separated it at Mantolooking.
Mantolooking: destroyed with multiple fires
Pt. Pleasant: boardwalk destroyed and martel's tiki bar pier is gone.
Pretty much draw a line on your map from asbury park to Atlantic city and all those shore towns are either heavily daged or destroyed

You can no longer drive from seaside to pt. pleasant on route 35 as part of the roadway has been washed away.


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Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2012, 10:33:42 PM »
I work for JCP&L. We lost over 90% of our customers during the storm. We have 1.1 million and Tuesday morning there were over 950,000 outages. My dept.Hackettstown sent an engine as part of a strike team to Toms River for 24hrs they ran all night,they said the destruction is unimaginable. The stories from the Toms River brothers were heart breaking.Brothers helping brothers. Its getting tougher out here everyday, 16hr work days since Monday and very angry customers. A lot of hostilities towards the utilities out here in North Jersey.

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Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2012, 06:49:48 AM »
I work for JCP&L. We lost over 90% of our customers during the storm. We have 1.1 million and Tuesday morning there were over 950,000 outages. My dept.Hackettstown sent an engine as part of a strike team to Toms River for 24hrs they ran all night,they said the destruction is unimaginable. The stories from the Toms River brothers were heart breaking.Brothers helping brothers. Its getting tougher out here everyday, 16hr work days since Monday and very angry customers. A lot of hostilities towards the utilities out here in North Jersey.
I'm one of your customers still in the dark! It's been some very tough nights and frustration has run high with no answers or actual restoration times being given by customer service.

I'm central NJ and it is the same way. Just take a drive down the road and you are destined to find destroyed store signs, mangled billboards and remnants of massive trees that feel during the storm.

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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012, 09:52:58 AM »
They are telling us by this Wednesday they are confident to have the majority back in lights and everyone by the 14th. They are over half way done with restoration effort. There are over 2500 line crews and 1400 tree crews working with our 6000 employees. Hang in there brother...... I.hope.this info helps. I will answer any questions anyone in NJ has about the restoration efforts as they continue.

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Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 01:45:14 PM »
"Len90" let us know if any of us can help you in anyway. I'm in Connecticut but maybe a few of us can help you in some way.

  I have been hearing radio reports that the gasoline is starting to be delievered and the lines are not as long. Still odd/even in effect however.

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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2012, 02:05:07 PM »
http://bit.ly/RBhkYP Len here is the latest from.P&L as far as estimated restoration times are concerned. There is a priority order in how repairs are. I.hope.this helps.

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Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2012, 12:32:13 AM »
Thanks but we're good. Still no power, but at least it's a solid roof over our heads. Rigged up the small generator to one of the furnaces for heat and it actually works (love it when things work out). Saw some crews on the road today from Virginia, Texas, Alabama, Ohio, and Pennsylvainia. Gas woes have finally, IMO, ended. Longest lines now are only in the harder hit areas and that is only a 10 minute wait. It's nothing compared to the 2 hours and 10 minutes I waited on Friday morning for gas. Odd/even rationing did help, but a steadier supply of fuel and getting generators or power restored to fueling stations made the larger impact.

I'm hoping I'm in the majority for Wednesday night and that the nor'easter is not true. That will mean even more outages. Stay safe ladder197!

Remember we are Jersey Strong and it will take a lot more than this storm to knock us down for good.

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Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2012, 12:32:23 PM »
Thanks Len, be safe out there. I actually had a guy try to bribe us yesterday, or as he put it " grease our palms". here was just trying to help his mom out. Ya can't hold Jersey down, we're too tough.

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Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2012, 02:04:30 PM »
Thanks Len, be safe out there. I actually had a guy try to bribe us yesterday, or as he put it " grease our palms". here was just trying to help his mom out. Ya can't hold Jersey down, we're too tough.
We are! Still no power and now being told Sunday at best. Grrrr

How much you charging to take a trip down and help out? :D