Randolph Recovery Update - 12:00PM NOV 12
Posted: November 12, 2012
A number of the repairs made to date are temporary. Crews will be returning to the area to undertake permanent restoration work. Temporary power interruptions are possible. There are 50 outages in Randolph this morning.
Individual house connections are a primary focus of JCP&L today. If you do not have power, call JCP&L’s outage number 1 888 544 4877.
Randolph’s electrical inspector is inspecting properties this morning. The construction office is open this AM and will reopen at 8 AM tomorrow.
The Recycling Center is open today. Please bring brush and leaves to the center.
The library has returned to normal operating hours and is open today.
Bottled water and ice are available in front of the Community Center.
Water for toilet flushing is available at the Ironia Firehouse, Millbrook Firehouse and at the Public Works Center. Bring containers.
Residents must register for assistance with FEMA within 60 days of the storm to qualify:
Online at DisasterAssistance.gov
Smartphone at m.fema.gov
Telephone 800 621 3362
TTY 800 462 7585
Thank you from Randolph
Over the last two weeks Randolph has worked to recover from Hurricane Sandy. In the aftermath of the storm, our community had over 10,000 power outages, downed trees and lines across the entire town closing over 100 streets, three dozen homes badly damaged and the loss of two residents, victims of a terrible accident while returning to their home.
We have all endured homes without heat, lines at fuel stations, a week without school and the complete interruption of our lives. Randolph’s municipal organization worked tirelessly during and in the aftermath of the storm to get our community back to a sense of normal. Volunteers, local businessmen, town employees, elected officials, firehouses, the YMCA and several churches joined together to help the recovery effort.
We did our best to anticipate the needs of residents and to communicate both with JCP&L and you on power restoration issues. Many citizens stepped forward to lend a helping hand, opening their homes or clearing trees from a neighbor’s yard.
The Randolph municipal building, community center, library and maintenance center will return to traditional services tomorrow. Our crews will continue to remove brush from the storm damage and later transition to leaf collection. Our inspection staff will prioritize storm related repair inspections.
This is Randolph’s final recovery update. We will continue to use Randolphnj.org to share information important to residents. Thank you for working with us over the past two weeks and for your words of encouragement.