An Updated Message from Mayor Carey—August 6
Posted: August 6, 2020
Dear Randolph Residents,
Township officials and staff continued to work throughout the day today assisting residents and managing the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias. According to JCP&L, approximately 7,000 Randolph households are still without power. I understand that while residents have been very patient, they want and need to see results and have their power restored as quickly as possible. Every day without electricity brings increasing challenges and frustrations.
On a call with JCP&L this afternoon, they indicated that late yesterday an estimated time to restore power (ETR) of 11:00 p.m. August 11 was automatically designated for all communities in New Jersey. This information led to a lot of questions and concerns from residents. That ETR actually represented the worst-case scenario when JCP&L expects to have power restored to 95% of all customers in New Jersey. Their intention is to update this information with more accurate ETRs that reflect true data for specific, local areas in the next 24 hours. In general, JCP&L is anticipating that 85% of their customers will have power restored by midnight on Friday, August 7.
Township staff and officials are doing everything we can to facilitate the restoration of power in Randolph. Today I reached out to Governor Murphy’s office and Congresswoman Sherrill to make them aware of the challenges facing Randolph and the large number of residents who are still without power. In addition, I have spoken with Assemblyman Bergen and earlier today Senator Bucco and Assemblywoman Dunn visited Randolph to see the damage from Tropical Storm Isaias firsthand. I have asked all of these elected officials for their assistance.
We will continue to work on behalf of all Randolph residents and keep you updated with information as we get it.
Mayor Christine Carey