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Holmdel Mayor Impreveduto's Letter To Residents

Posted Oct. 31 on township website: Town Hall is closed; electronics charging station set up at Centerville Road First Aid building; list of stores and gas stations.

Dear Resident:

Local recovery efforts are continuing. With few exceptions, Township roads are cleared, and we are working with the County to clear their roads. Extensive power outages remain, and JCP&L does not yet have a firm estimate for restoration. Residents should be aware that the area remains hazardous due to downed lines, inoperative traffic signals, and potential additional tree falls.

Effective October 31st, Town Hall is closed until further notice except for limited emergency staffing. The community center is closed.

A County-wide curfew is in effect from the hours of 7:00 pm to 7:00 am.

If you have a life-threatening emergency please call 911.

For power outages JCP&L MUST hear from you directly, please call 1 888 544-4877 or go to their website at www.firstenergycorp.com

For information regarding local storm recovery efforts including where to obtain necessities, call the Township at 732 946 2820 extension 1212

Trash and recycling pick up has been suspended until further notice.

The Fire Company on Route 520 and the Centerville Road First Aid Building have been set up as a charging station for use in charging electronics from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.

There is no internet service. 

The following is our best information regarding open stores and gas sources:

  • Foodtown on Highway 36: water and dry goods, no perishables are available
  • Stop and Shop on Highway 35 in Middletown. Water, dry goods, and pharmacy.
  • Stop and Shop on Highway 36 in Keyport is open water, dry goods, but no perishables. Pharmacy is open.
  • WaWa on Highway 36 in Leonardo has gas, water and limited amount of food.
  • BP and Exxon on Newman Springs Road are both open and have gas.

Thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time

Sincerely, 

Patrick Impreveduto

Mayor, Holmdel Township

Eve October 31, 2012 at 08:38 PM
ShopRite in Aberdeen is open, they have everything, perishable or not.
b. d. November 01, 2012 at 12:29 AM
From hazlet- didn't get any of this info from our town officials. Also- we have not seen one person removing downed trees which are laying on top of wires in our neighborhood. It's a constant reminder that we won't get power back any time soon. Called hazlet town # and they just say "I don't know" to all my questions. Feel really insignificant in this town of Hazlet,NJ. Thanks hazlet.
Christina Johnson (Editor) November 01, 2012 at 12:49 AM
An update from Hazlet Mayor Tinker was just posted on Patch. Hang in there, b.d.
Tony Orsini November 01, 2012 at 11:31 AM
It would be helpful to know, in particular, what gas stations have diesel gas and where propane, if any, is available since some generators run on propane. I hear reports of generators being available in select stores. To my knowledge, best source of info for us is 101.5FM. Traffic routing on Rt. 35 is a horror show creating jams on local roads as well for folks trying to get essentials. We need to re-think this and do better.
Tony Orsini November 01, 2012 at 11:33 AM
It would also be important to let folks know there will be no Municipal Court on Monday (I assume that is the case).
michael timko November 01, 2012 at 12:16 PM
It would be great if residents were told where it is possible to cross route 35. Mike Timko
Valerie Avrin-Marchiano November 01, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Although inconvenient, at least yesterday, you could cross 35 by Shop Rite in Middletown. The police were directing traffic at that intersection.
Tony Orsini November 01, 2012 at 02:05 PM
That needs to be done at Laurel Ave & Rt. 35.
Tony Orsini November 01, 2012 at 02:06 PM
At the moment you can cross Rt. 35 at Centerville/Union Ave in Holmdel
jm November 01, 2012 at 03:19 PM
"For power outages JCP&L MUST hear from you directly, please call 1 888 544-4877 or go to their website at www.firstenergycorp.com" How do those residences report power outages if they don't have power and could not make any calls via cell phone??
Tony Orsini November 01, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Worse yet, when I called, I received recording saying to call back due to call volume. When I went to their web site, I found it totally dysfuctional.
Holmdel Resident November 01, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Thank you Mayor Imprevduto. I know it has been long and hard times for all of us. My prayers, my efforts, and actions are guided to help those I can in my community. I continue to be positive, and helpful to others. It is wonderful to know our mayor and township is doing the same for its residents inspite of the odds you face. Perhaps we can put aside negativism, and seek to provide solutions no matter how small our individual contributions may seem. They all matter!
Felicia Stoler November 01, 2012 at 08:48 PM
I think Mayor Impreveduto and township employees have been doing a wonderful job keeping us informed (& the PATCH, too)! We are all frustrated. I have been trying to call tree removal companies for days & cannot get through... luckily spotted a truck down the street and the driver couldn't be any nicer (not sure when the tree ON our house will be removed) - I hope it doesn't rain any time soon! The biggest challenge I've experienced so far is the lack of civility for each other that MANY - not all - drivers have at intersections AND on the GSP. I have seen such ruthless driving that is just unnecessary at this time.
mary o'boyle November 01, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Thank you for communication updates. You are doing a great job. Only if you could control JCPL and all utilties. We all would be better off. I hear you are spemding all your time at town all answering calles and talking to residents

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