502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, NJ 07869-3799
Tel: 973.989.7100Fax: 973.989.7076

Randolph Recovery Update - 5:00PM NOV 9

Posted: November 9, 2012

JCP&L UPDATE

• If your neighbor’s lights have been restored and you are without power, call 1-800-544-4877. It is no longer necessary to call JCP&L twice each day to ensure that your house is listed for restoration.
• JCP&L reports that Randolph has 1,600 outages. Twelve crews are working in Randolph this afternoon and more crews will be working throughout the weekend.
• JCP&L is prioritizing spot outages for repairs based upon the number of customers without power. A repair impacting 25 homes in the service region will receive priority over a repair impacting 10 homes. We understand that Randolph will reach the 95% restoration level Sunday.
• Homeowners are responsible for repairs to the electrical service connection on their house. If there is damage to the connection you must hire an electrician to repair the service prior to JCP&L re-establishing the service. If you have any questions please contact the Randolph Township Building Department at (973) 989-7070.
• The Building Department will be open on Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for residents needing permits. The Township is expediting all permits for storm related damage.

WARMING CENTERS

• The library and community center on Calais Road are open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. thru Sunday for WiFi, recharging cell phones and I-Pads

SHOWERS

• The Randolph YMCA on Dover Chester Road is open for residents to take showers:
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WATER AND ICE

• Bottled water is available at the Community Center.
• Water for toilet flushing can be obtained at the Public Works Center on Sussex Turnpike , the Millbrook Firehouse on Route 10 and the Ironia Firehouse on Dover Chester Road. Bring containers.
• Ice is available at the Community Center.

FEMA

• Morris County has been declared a major disaster area by FEMA. Residents must register for assistance with FEMA within 60 days of the storm to qualify:
Online at DisasterAssistance.gov
Apply via a smartphone at m.fema.gov
Phone by calling (800) 621-3362
TTY (800) 462-7585

• FEMA is providing financial assistance for residents who suffered a loss of income related to Hurricane Sandy however you must file an unemployment claim with the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development first.

GENERAL UPDATES

• The Recycling Center will be open Monday thru Sunday until further notice. Please bring brush and leaves to the Center, if possible, to assist our collection crews.
• A food waste only dumpster will be available at the Recycling Center for spoiled foods.
• Morris County residents in need of non-perishable food as a result of Hurricane Sandy can contact the Morris County Office of Emergency Management at 973-829-8600. Please ask for Human Services.

HOME REPAIRS AND FIRE SAFETY

• Beware of criminals posing as utility workers/contractors. Demand to see identification – call 9-1-1 if you encounter anyone with questionable credentials.
• If your house was damaged by a tree, you should have an electrician check circuits in the area of the damage. Storm damage/restoration inspections are a top priority for the Randolph construction office.

CLOSURES – PRIMARY ROADS

• Combs Ave – open but low-hanging wires
• Everdale Road from Shongum to Mountainside
• Old Brookside Road in Mendham
• Pleasant Hill Road in Chester
• South Road
• Washington Valley in Mendham Township

TRAFFIC SIGNALS DOWN AT THIS TIME

• South Salem Street at Route 10 Ramp

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS

If you have a generator that you can lend out or you are willing to assist a neighbor in cutting up a tree, please e-mail Russ Newman at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) or call the Town Hall office at 973-989-7042 and they will take your information. Similarly, if you need a neighbor’s assistance, please make contact with the Township so that we can share your needs with volunteers.

NEXT UPDATE – SATURDAY – NOVEMBER 10 at 12:00 P.M.