Lacey Update: 3,720 Remain Without Electricity

The Lacey Elks Lodge and Camp Bow Wow are now open to those residents in need

Currently 3,720 Lacey residents are still without power after Hurricane Sandy pummeled through the area, according to JCP&L’s recent restoration estimates.

“Those residents still without power, we are working with JCP&L. The yare out there working,” Municipal Clerk and Township Administrator Veronica Laureigh said in an update.

Since Sandy hit, JCP&L has served 13,068 residents. Although 28 percent of the township remains without power, the JCP&L restored electricity for 2,659 residents on Monday. Approximately 842 residents had power restored on Sunday and 1,790 on Saturday.

JCP&L is confident power will be 100 percent restored to those areas that are not compromised, Laureigh said. Meters are being pulled from homes that cannot be restored.

Residents living in areas severely damaged in the storm should use caution when having power and gas restored. Ensure your home is safe prior to turning on the electric.


Further Information:

  • Lacey schools will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 8 and Friday, Nov. 9. Students returned to school on Monday following the hurricane. Call 732-664-1035 for help with transportation. The school district is offering before and after school care at no charge. Families who are struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy are encouraged to contact the district for assistance. Visit the school district website for a list of web resources. Elementary students are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to school on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
  • Elections will go on Tuesday. Polling places will be open at 6 a.m. Those voting in District 3 and 18 at Murray Grove will be relocated to the Lanoka Harbor First Aid Building at 305 Manchester Avenue. For more information, read our Election Guide.
  • The Lacey Elk’s Lodge is open to those in need of a charging station and warmth. The lodge, located on Beach Boulevard, is also serving as a drop-off center for items and supplies. Those in need can stop by. The Lacey Lodge is opened daily at 11 a.m. For more informationc all 609-693-1281 or 609-693-9831.
  • The Lacey Food Bank is collecting supplies. Click here for their wish list.
  • Camp Bow Wow located at 695 Challenger Way in Forked River is opening its doors for those still without power. The local business has a washer and dryer. Coffee will be served and those in need can charge their electronics, use the wifi and bring their dogs in for free playtime.
  • The Lacey United Methodist Church is open as a 24-hour shelter with heat, electricity, showers, laundry facilities and meals. Breakfast is served at 7 a.m., lunch at noon and dinner at 6 p.m. The church is also available to help with yard and house clean ups. For assistance call 609-693-5222.
  • St. Pius is will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. as a charging center and for food, clothing, household and basic necessity donations. Families in need of assistance or individuals looking to help should call the parish office at 609-693-5107.
  • The Forked River Baptist Church is also open as a charging station and for donations. Grace Initiatives has partnered with the church to provide families in need with basic necessities. If you need help, contact the church office at 609-693-2726.
  • Popcorn Park Zoo is accepting donations for animals rescued and animals that are temporarily at shelters due to Sandy. Pet supplies such as food, blankets and towels can be dropped off.
  • Lacey’s water supply is safe and has not been compromised but the state as issued statewide water use restrictions. Because significant compromises have been made to the energy supply, the ability to maintain the water supply system could be negatively affected therefore creating a need to conserve.
  • For concerns with NJ Natural Gas, call 1-800-GAS-LEAK.
  • FEMA information is available at www.disasterassistance.gov/ or call 1-800-621-3362. Ocean County is included as a location eligible for direct federal assistance.
R. Hardt November 06, 2012 at 03:23 AM
As far as im concerned, Lacey twp has done nothing for the people. We have not seen a twshp truck or person doing anything about the Beach Blvd area! We are left in the dark!
GB Shore November 06, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Understand the frustration but to say the town has done nothing for us is completely off base. What should be stated is that getting accurate information is challenging. I have seen Lacey Township employees all over the place performing various duties and assisting my fellow citizens. I have also been taken care of by the Police, as looters and nefarious individuals who are in town preying on us, have been denied because the Police have set up check points. Again, I understand the frustration but let's not make blanket statements that are not true. I have approached our town leaders, employees and police and they have been more than accommodating and helpful....be proactive and go and seek out the information you need...it's not that anyone is being ignored it is that they are busy trying to help everyone...
PENNY RONE November 06, 2012 at 01:33 PM
It appears to me that our elected officials have been absent during this catastrophe. Our gratitude and praise goes out to our police department , and the volunteers, especially the United Methodist Church. They have worked tirelessly to feed and shelter our displaced residents. We are not members but pitched in with our neighbors to help out at the Chuch. It was amazing to see our residents working together.
Joe Fraher November 06, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Down here near the end of Beach, after a week of no power, I really don't want to hear excuses or how everyone else has been helped. I just want to know when it will be back on.
Fed November 06, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Still no power Forked River Beach. Next door neighbor has power. They got an automated call from the mayor saying that the reason certain houses don’t have power on my street is because we are on the same circuit as the waterfront homes. They can’t turn on power until they inspect those homes to make sure they are safe. Called town hall they know nothing about it? How can they not know anything, the freakin mayor made the call!!!!
Joe Fraher November 06, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Some good information would be nice especially with the rumors going around. For instance this morning I heard that they plan to pull electric boxes and cut the gas off. Then they will do house by house inspections. That could take months!! Anyone notice the temp dropping?
Joe Fraher November 06, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Is anyone running this town? Where's the information the residents need??
Jessica November 06, 2012 at 04:31 PM
ShopRite of Manahawkin has 7 generators for 250 dollars as of 11 a.m. this morning
Karen Fitzpatrick November 06, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Still no power here on Bowsprit Pt in LH...and TODAY we finally saw s JCP&L truck come down and promptly leave...big whoop! According to the APP JCP&l restored power to 5 on Monday ...yes 5..that is totally unacceptable ..and To GBShore...police may be checking Id's on your road to your waterfront area...but not ours...we are open to criminals from both the street and water....
R. Hardt November 06, 2012 at 11:04 PM
There has been no one from the town to check these house's n no jcp&l trucks at all. There are older people here with no heat! The only people that have been around is the united meth. Church. Otherwise no one! Yes there is a cop checking i.d.s but that is it! Where is the mayor? Where is lacey twsp? This is horrible!


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