Update for Residents of New Providence in Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 • 1:37pm
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Mayor J. Brooke Hern has just released the following statement for New Providence residents:
New Providence Mayor J. Brooke Hern announced that municipal officials continue to make progress in the restoration efforts following Hurricane Sandy. Hern said that he has been in touch with officials at JCP&L who are working on an assessment of the outages, system wide. While most residents are without power, Hern expects that he will receive an update specific to New Providence later today. JCP&L crews are actively working in New Providence.
Hern also announced that due to safety concerns, with the downed power lines and fallen trees, door-to-door Halloween Trick or Treating is postponed until further notice. Mayor Hern expects that announcement about the rescheduled Halloween festivities will come by tomorrow afternoon.
Hern announced that the shelter, located in the gymnasium of the Municipal Center will remain open for those who desire shelter. Also, charging stations are available for cell phones, tablets and laptops. Residents must bring their own chargers.
Mayor Hern praised the efforts of the emergency services personnel in New Providence citing the extraordinary working relationships among agencies assuring seamless emergency services to our residents. The Department of Public Works has worked tirelessly to clear downed trees and clear roadways blocked by debris. Hern also thanked the countless volunteers who assisted with staffing the shelter and serving in other capacities.