FLORHAM PARK, NJ - 32,530 Morris County residents are still without power and 718 of them are from Florham Park as of 8:00am this morning, as we head into the fourth day of post Hurricane Isaias's havoc.

Power trucks from out of state were spotted throughout Florham Park this morning.

Last evening, Police Chief Orlando issued the following update:

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Residents,

I understand everyone’s frustration. I hope to answer some of your questions in this post.

The OEM Coordinator Sgt. Dan Bundschuh, the Mayor, and I have been continuously contacting JCP&L, as well as our assigned JCP&L representative, and the County OEM expressing our displeasure with their response to Florham Park. I, too, have seen the idling trucks at the Livingston Mall, as well as the several trucks that use our roads to get to other towns to complete work in other areas. I don’t know if we had an impact or if we were just next on the list but the following progress was made today:

1. The Townsend Drive development and Old Mill Road received new poles and the power should be restored shortly, if not, already.
2. Shetland Road at Hanover Road has been cleared.
3. Ridgedale Avenue by Roosevelt Boulevard was repaired and power restored to several areas.
4. Crescent Road at Columbia Turnpike by Brooklake Road was repaired and opened.
5. Two crews and several utility poles were delivered to Cathedral Avenue and work was to start before tonight’s rain, however should resume/continue tomorrow for all of Cathedral Avenue through the five corners.

Definite progress made today!!

I am aware several areas of town have telephone and cable lines on the ground. These will not be removed or repaired until the electric company makes the area safe.

If you’re having issues with cell service it’s likely due to several cell towers being damaged. Crews from North Carolina are in route to assist AT&T and Verizon with the repairs.

I hope this information helps everyone and hope our power is restored by the end of day tomorrow.

Joseph Orlando
Chief of Police/Deputy OEM Coordinator
August 7, 2020