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Post-Sandy Information Bulletin for November 10-11

Weekend Post-Sandy Information Bulletin from Springfield Mayor Ziad Andrew Shehady (power restoration, State of Emergency, Shelter, Halloween, FEMA)

As a public service, I created http://411.shehady.us to provide information, updates and resources pertaining to the most recent storm "Sandy."

As of November 10, 2012 at 5:30 p.m., 2% of Springfield Jersey Central Power & Light customers are still affected by power outages.  Jersey Central Power & Light just today released service restoration estimates by street.  The list only includes outages they know about on streets in our community.  If you do not have service and your street is not on this list, please call JCP&L at 1-888-LIGHTS and report your outage.  It is vital for you to do so to have your service restored.   Those streets with the greatest number of customers will see service restored sooner, with homes that require individual service line repairs coming later.  However, there may be instances in which their crews might assess the project take a different approach to complete work more efficiently.  This might have a slight impact on some estimates, but not affect the goal of total restoration.  These are JCP&L estimates.  The amount of damage coupled with adjustments that are made by their crews in the field makes predicting exact restoration times difficult.  As a result, none of these estimates should be viewed as guarantees.

Archbridge Ln

11-Nov-12

 

Milltown Rd

11-Nov-12

Battle Hill Ave

11-Nov-12

 

Mountain Ave

11-Nov-12

Becker Rd

11-Nov-12

 

N Derby Rd

11-Nov-12

Berkeley Rd

11-Nov-12

 

Owaissa Ave

11-Nov-12

Briar Hills Cir

11-Nov-12

 

Remer Ave

11-Nov-12

Cottage Ln

11-Nov-12

 

Rt 22 E

11-Nov-12

Fadem Rd

11-Nov-12

 

S Derby Rd

11-Nov-12

Fieldstone Dr

11-Nov-12

 

Shunpike Rd

11-Nov-12

Garden Oval

11-Nov-12

 

Stone Hill Rd

10-Nov-12

Glenside Ave

11-Nov-12

 

Stonehill Rd

10-Nov-12

Hillside Ave

11-Nov-12

 

Troy Dr

10-Nov-12

Irwin St

11-Nov-12

 

Troy Dr Bld 14=Hse

10-Nov-12

Kipling Ave

11-Nov-12

 

Troy Dr Bld 15

10-Nov-12

Linden Ave

11-Nov-12

 

Tudor Ct

11-Nov-12

Millburn Ave

11-Nov-12

 

Wentz Ave

11-Nov-12

  • The Springfield Proclamation of Local Disaster/Emergency (State of Emergency) will be lifted on Sunday, November 11th.
  • The Chisholm Community Center will be closed and no longer serves as a Recharge & Warming Station or overnight shelter.  If anyone is in need of assistance, please contact Police Non-Emergency at 973-376-0400.
  • Due to safety concerns, Halloween activities were suspended.  While some neighborhoods have already organized events, other parents and children have expressed their interest in coordinated festivities.  The recommended date for town Halloween activities is Saturday, November 17, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Because some residents may no longer have candy and may not wish to participate, it is suggested that adults of each neighborhood work to address this together.  Children should be supervised and be mindful of earlier nighttime hours.  Thank you for your patience and we hope everyone can enjoy Halloween safely!
  • We are pleased to announce that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has opened its first Union County Disaster Recovery Center in Springfield to enable homeowners, renters and business owners to register in person for disaster assistance through FEMA and the federal Small Business Administration.  The center is located at the Chisholm Community Center (100 South Springfield Avenue) and it is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the week including Saturday and Sunday.
  • FEMA has established a number of helpful hotlines.  The Disaster Distress Hotline for those who need counseling in coping with the crisis should call 1-800-985-5990, Text: ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746 or visit http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov.  The Disaster Legal Service Helpline is now operational.  The number is 1-866-864-4464.  FEMA Community Relations Teams continue to go door to door and visit residents to inform them of the FEMA claims process.  If appropriate, residents should contact FEMA at http://www.disasterassistance.gov or 1-800-621-3362 to register and begin their claim process.
  • Residents can call 2-1-1 for any general storm related question.  This hotline is being manned as a general hotline 24/7 until further notice.  Residents can also use this hotline for any health or public health question as state health department staff will be available on weekdays from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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