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Title: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: truck4 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.
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: truck4 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.
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: truck4 on October 28, 2012, 06:34:42 PM

Link to Jersey Shore beach cameras:

http://www.eastcoastcams.com/newjerseysurfcams.htm (http://www.eastcoastcams.com/newjerseysurfcams.htm)
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: truck4 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.
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: truck4 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.
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: truck4 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.
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: Len90 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.

Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: ladder197 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.
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: Len90 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.
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: ladder197 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.
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: nfd2004 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.
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: ladder197 on November 05, 2012, 02:05:07 PM
http://bit.ly/RBhkYP (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.
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: Len90 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.
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: ladder197 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.
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: Len90 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
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: ladder197 on November 07, 2012, 02:39:17 PM
Theyre saying this latest storm could set restoration efforts back. If I could actually do something I would, but I'm just a pee on. As of yesterday they were putting up single services. That's a good sign. I don't even know.what to say to people out here anymore. Tempers are running high and ridiculous rumors are not helping. I just heard on WFAN that JCP&L was off yesterday and no work.was done!!!!!! 
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: grumpy grizzly on November 07, 2012, 05:49:22 PM
Grumpy lives in Cicero, Illinois, yes it was Al Capone's town, by various means he took care of people who needed help. This is not a history lesson, today Cicero has 60,000 inhabitants, not counting the  illegals. We run 3 E, 1 E-One 95' TL and a 100' E-One TDA. I cannot imagine this entire town, including myself, going completely homeless. I worry about our dogs, where would they go. Austin and Bear want to contribute to their FDNY/NYFD buds, is there a site for the dogs!! And I sympathize with all who have been affected You will survive, you will overcome, and you will succeed!
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: Len90 on November 08, 2012, 12:42:14 AM
Theyre saying this latest storm could set restoration efforts back. If I could actually do something I would, but I'm just a pee on. As of yesterday they were putting up single services. That's a good sign. I don't even know.what to say to people out here anymore. Tempers are running high and ridiculous rumors are not helping. I just heard on WFAN that JCP&L was off yesterday and no work.was done!!!!!!
Individuals before clusters? Finally got my lights on a couple of hours ago. Just in time to sit down and watch the transformer light show happen. I'm hoping to keep my power on, but I know they gave me a temporary fix. Left the distribution transformers and streetlight on the snapped pole laying on the ground and just attached the wires to the new pole. Something tells me that more work needs to be done in the future.

A huge thank you to all who have come to help out my injured state. We might be down right now, but we'll be back up in no time.
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: ladder197 on November 09, 2012, 12:14:19 PM
We just got word north crews are being sent south possibly as early.as tomorrow.AM. I have no idea where. Maybe I'll be on a down wire in a neighborhood near you! I hope everyone is doing well and hanging in there.
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: Len90 on November 10, 2012, 12:19:42 AM
We just got word north crews are being sent south possibly as early.as tomorrow.AM. I have no idea where. Maybe I'll be on a down wire in a neighborhood near you! I hope everyone is doing well and hanging in there.

Things are stabilizing here and normalcy is returning. The shore towns will be another story for the foreseeable future. Let me know where you get sent to. If you're going "south" then odds are Monmouth/Ocean County area.
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: nfd2004 on November 10, 2012, 07:03:21 AM
We just got word north crews are being sent south possibly as early.as tomorrow.AM. I have no idea where. Maybe I'll be on a down wire in a neighborhood near you! I hope everyone is doing well and hanging in there.

Things are stabilizing here and normalcy is returning.

  I am certainly glad to hear that things are starting to stabilize in parts of NJ. I have never seen a disaster such as this do so much damage and cause so much suffering. As we know, there are thousands who will be homeless for a long time.

  As one who was very fortunate, that never even lost power, we can not forget that others are NOT so lucky. They will need our help for a long time. And with the cold winter on its way, that makes it much harder.

  We must also Thank all the first responders and emergency workers that were out there risking their neck to save others. And of course the utility workers who have been out there trying the best they can to restore our much needed power. I'm sure its not easy for them. Many of them have probadly lost their homes too. It will take a very long time to recover from this one.

  And finally, as always, there are lessons to be learned. If it ever happens again, how do we deal with it. For Example, one of the things I have been hearing from the people of NY is why didn't they start the odd/even gas rationing earlier. From what I hear it has cut down on those very long and frustrating gas lines.

  I wish all the best to those still struggling. There's one or two members of this site from NJ that I still have not been able to get a hold of. I hope they're okay and staying with friends or relatives.

 
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: ladder197 on November 11, 2012, 10:29:05 AM
We just got word north crews are being sent south possibly as early.as tomorrow.AM. I have no idea where. Maybe I'll be on a down wire in a neighborhood near you! I hope everyone is doing well and hanging in there.

Things are stabilizing here and normalcy is returning. The shore towns will be another story for the foreseeable future. Let me know where you get sent to. If you're going "south" then odds are Monmouth/Ocean County area.

Thank you, they canceled our response to the shore area. We received a letter from the company president. This storm was the most.destructive in JCP&L's history, followed by the largest restoration effort in our history, and the largest mutual aid response in our history. My heart goes out to everyone that's has been affected by this epic storm.I am again very proud how we as NJ/NY'ers have stepped up to the challenge and have and will continue to each other through this recovery. To.all my fellow veterans. Do your best to enjoy the day and thank you for your service.
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: ladder197 on November 13, 2012, 08:23:40 AM
Totals from jcp&l...... 3,000 poles  7000 cross arms 3000 Transformers 600 miles of wire. 19,000 professionals on site ,13 Helicopters. We were assisted by FEMA, National Guard, Army Corp of Engineers. Also the military transported via C17 crews from the west coast, trucks, and transmission line equipment. And that's just what was repairable on.the mainland only. Most departments are back to normal 8hr operations. Today will be the first time in 16 days I'll see my kids awake  :D
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: ladder197 on November 13, 2012, 08:26:03 AM
To get on the same page as everyone else. My name is Jamie, and I'm a firemen in Hackettstown Nj for.the past 17yrs. I am currently serving as.Deputy Chief. Be safe everyone.
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: Len90 on November 14, 2012, 01:07:43 AM
Totals from jcp&l...... 3,000 poles  7000 cross arms 3000 Transformers 600 miles of wire. 19,000 professionals on site ,13 Helicopters. We were assisted by FEMA, National Guard, Army Corp of Engineers. Also the military transported via C17 crews from the west coast, trucks, and transmission line equipment. And that's just what was repairable on.the mainland only. Most departments are back to normal 8hr operations. Today will be the first time in 16 days I'll see my kids awake  :D
It was CRAZY. I know there are plenty more poles that will need to be replaced over the next few months and MANY left on the barrier islands. From what I have gathered JCP&L has pretty much released all the out of state utility companies but seems to still have utility contractors on hand along with some of the First Energy help. I'm guessing they will be at work redoing the barrier islands or are they too heading out? My area was worked on by crews from Texas and Florida with tree crews from Ohio.

Every time I see a utility truck on the road I make sure to give a quick honk and a friendly wave as my way of saying thank you. Jamie, thanks for the hard work. The people out in the field had a hard challenge in front of them. I definitely consider myself to be very lucky. I live close to some of the devastated areas of NJ and I do my research in a zone A area of Staten Island. It's just heartbreaking to see how some people who have worked so hard lost it all in one night due to mother nature. I know too many people who lost it all and it sickens me to see how sad and depressed they are.

As for lessons to be learned: I am a 22 y/o and this was really my first disaster situation that I had to prepare for. I am proud of how I thought about all the random aspects and was able to make necessary repairs/improvisations throughout the storm and it's aftermath. I know I could do better and will be getting the necessary stuff to be better prepared for future events.

Stay safe everyone!
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: nfd2004 on November 14, 2012, 08:12:42 AM

As for lessons to be learned: I am a 22 y/o and this was really my first disaster situation that I had to prepare for. I am proud of how I thought about all the random aspects and was able to make necessary repairs/improvisations throughout the storm and it's aftermath. I know I could do better and will be getting the necessary stuff to be better prepared for future events. [/quote]

  I am a 63 y/o and I've never seen a storm like this. And those that predicted trouble were exactly right. But as much as anyone would normally prepare for a storm with flashlights, batteries, bottled water, radio, non perishable foods, for many it wasn't enough.

  We saw gasoline shortages. The Utility Companies and Emergency Services were completely overwelmed. People lost their homes, and the so called lucky ones lost their pwer for weeks. Some lost their lives.

  It will be years before NJ and NY fully recover. Places like the shoreline will never be the same. 

  Those that had to be out there and continue to be out there have my highest respect. I don't know how you do it. And the people who have suffered so much, I have to hope now that things will only get better. I'm sorry for all you have lost. I can't begin to relate.

 
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: truck4 on November 28, 2012, 09:12:33 PM
Camp Osbourne Fire in Brick (Ocean County) during Sandy:

http://www.app.com/viewart/20121127/NJNEWS/311250019/Camp-Osborn?odyssey=tab (http://www.app.com/viewart/20121127/NJNEWS/311250019/Camp-Osborn?odyssey=tab)|topnews|text|Frontpage
Title: Re: New Jersey- Hurricane Sandy Summary
Post by: manhattan on June 04, 2018, 01:19:14 AM
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/31/nyregion/sign-hurricane-sandy-new-jersey-france.html?emc=edit_ur_20180601&nl=new-york-today&nlid=3568452020180601&te=1

Sign Washed Away in Hurricane Sandy Lands on Beach in France