Local Mayors: JCP&L Response to Sandy Inadequate
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 • 12:31pm
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - There have been concerns expressed by local mayors regarding JCP&L's response to the crisis. Calling JCP&L's response to Hurricane Sandy "poor" and "inadequate", Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-21), urged residents without power to first contact JCP&L and then contact their local Office of Emergency Management (OEM) officer for their town. Should both be unable to assist, the Assemblyman encouraged residents to contact their county OEM officer.
Bramnick told TheAlternativePress.com that JCP&L does not have the infrastructure to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy but instead of being forthright with elected officials and residents, the company has painted optimistic pictures that are not coming to fruition, according to local mayors who have expressed frustration to the Assemblyman.
The Assemblyman said he has spoken directly with the President of JCP&L and has been in contact with the company on an ongoing basis since Hurricane Sandy began. After the crisis, an appropriate review will be taken regarding JCP&L's response.
Editor's Note: This story has been corrected since first published to ensure accuracy.