HURRICANE SANDY  - AFTERMATH

 

All residents who have damage to their homes, contact FEMA as soon as possible, starting right now. The Federal Emergency Management Association has declared New Jersey as a major disaster area, which means that residents are entitled to Federal funding to help recover and rebuild homes.”

Toms River Engineers will be out to help inspect sites, and a****sments will be made quickly so that businesses can open and homeowners can return to their houses.

To contact FEMA, use their website at www.FEMA.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

 

Garbage and Recycling Collection in Toms River

The Department of Public Works will resume a normal schedule starting Monday, November 5th. There WILL be garbage pick up on Election Day.

Leave all brush and debris on your curb to be picked up. Other than hazardous waste and pilings, all bulk items will be accepted. Anything that was exposed to salt water will corrode and should be replaced quickly to prevent mold build up.

 

JCP&L is focusing on the mainland areas to restore electricity. Residents can expect to see power restored to homes and businesses along the Route 37 corridor first. JCP&L currently has 4,000 people on the ground working to get power lines restored.

 

SHELTERS  As of today, residents that are being housed in shelters may need to be transported to a Burlington County shelter long-term, or find temporary housing in the area. More updates will be provided daily.

 

When can I check on my home?

Police Chief Mike Mastronardy said that residents of the barrier island MIGHT be able to visit their homes as early as Monday, November 5th but only with a Police escort. Downed power lines, large amounts of sand in the roads, and massive debris prevent people from traveling safely through the area. Residents of Ortley Beach will NOT be allowed to live in their homes because the gas lines will be shut off to the entire barrier island.

For More Information Please Visit: http://www.tomsrivertownship.com/

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