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Posted November 20, 2012

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Electrical Service Restoration

The Borough of Seaside Park, in coordination with the Borough’s OEM, the Building and Construction Department, the Borough Engineer, and JCP&L have developed a procedure to protect and ensure the highest possible degree of safety for all of its residents and businesses when the electric lines are energized. This effort will minimize any possible fires produced by a sudden electrical surge in the electric system that were under water during the storm. JCP&L will begin re-stabilizing electric service to Seaside Park residents beginning on Monday, November 26, 2012.

The process is divided into several steps:

  • Electric meter removal – Meters were pulled for several reasons which include but are not limited to: damage in the meter, meter was under water, the electrical panel was under water, electric outlets were under water for an extended period of time, or where the flood elevation was not determined.
  • Once the removal process is completed, JCP&L will start energizing the Borough street by street.
  • If your electric meter was not removed, power will be restored in the sequence established by JCP&L.
  • Re-installation:

If your meter was removed and you know that the electric service was NOT subject to the above, please contact the Building Department at 732-793-5100 or at the temporary Borough Hall located at 10 Allen Street in Toms River to arrange a site visit; once the inspection of the panel is completed, the Building Department will generate a re-installation card for JCP&L.

Please allow a minimum of three to four days after the site visit for the re-installation of the meter.

If your panel was under water, please contract a licensed electrical contractor to inspect your electrical system. Once that is completed, please contact the Building Department to arrange for a site visit. Once the inspection of the panel is completed, the Building Department will generate a re-installation card for JCP&L. Please allow the minimum of three to four days after the site visit for the re-installation of the electric meter.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we continue to coordinate our recovery efforts from this emergency and restore our town’s vital functions.

For more information on reconnection of service and billing please visit JCP&L’s Hurricane Sandy Information page:

https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/customer/outages_help/Sandy.html