BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Jersey Central Power & Light expects to have power restored to nearly 1,000 Belmar customers by tomorrow, August 8.

According to the latest power outage information updated at 7:10 a.m. this morning on its website, the company plans to get the lights back on for 225 borough customers by today and another 741 by tomorrow.

Nearly one-half of JCP&L customers in Belmar — 2,236 — are currently in the dark, according to its website, with a projected restoration date for most customers by 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11.

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In Lake Como, nearly 40 customers appear to have gotten their power back yesterday, with restoration for another eight today and 29 tomorrow — with the remaining dozen by August 11, the town-specific information shows.

“Based on current outages and damage assessments, we expect to restore 85 percent of affected customers by the end of the day Friday, JCP&L said in a Facebook page  post made at about 7 p.m. yesterday, August 6. “The majority of remaining customers in both the northern and central regions are expected to be restored by Tuesday, August 11, at 11:30 p.m.”

  • Click here to get the most-current update on power restoration in Belmar
  • Click here to get the most-current update on power restoration in Lake Como
  • Click here to find out how JCP&L prioritizes restoration work.

In Belmar, there is a cell phone charging station in the municipal building, located at 601 Main Street, as residents and businesses in Belmar and Lake Como with power have set up makeshift charging tables for their neighbors.Serv

ice has been restored to approximately 478,000 JCP&L customers who lost power due to Tropical Storm Isaias, which whipped through the state on August 4. As of 7:30 a.m. today, 225,000 are still awaiting restoration. Nearly 6,000 utility personnel from JCP&L, other FirstEnergy companies and partner utilities from mutual assistance organizations are working to restore service, according to the company.

Downed trees, broken branches and road closures continue to hamper crews' efforts to access areas with damage to make repairs to broken poles and downed wires, it continued.  

Click here to access JCP&L's website for outage information. For an update for a specific outage, text STAT to 544487 or call 888-544-4877. This personalized information is also available in customers’ online accounts.


Free Water and Ice Available to JCP&L Customers
Free water and ice is available to JCP&L customers who lost power due to Tropical Storm Isaias. Customers can pick up water and ice at the following locations in Monmouth County (local stores in bold):

  • Acme, 2007 Route 35, Wall
  • Acme, 576 River Road, Fair Haven
  • Acme, 3241 Route 9, Store 7960, Freehold
  • Acme, 990 Shrewsbury Avenue, Tinton Falls
  • Foodtown, 9 Route. 36, Bayshore Plaza, Atlantic Highlands
  • Foodtown, 1560 Route 35, Ocean
  • Foodtown, 2204 Route 35 and Sea Girt Avenue, Sea Girt
  • Saker ShopRite, 318 Lloyd Road, Aberdeen
  • Saker ShopRite, 3585 Route 9, Freehold
  • Saker ShopRite, 3140 Route 35, Hazlet
  • Saker ShopRite, 4594 Route 9 South, Howell
  • Saker ShopRite, 280 Route 9, Morganville
  • Saker ShopRite, 2200 Asbury Avenue, Neptune
  • Saker ShopRite, 1151 Shrewsbury Avenue, Shrewsbury
  • Saker ShopRite, Routes 36 and 71, West Long Branch
  • Saker ShopRite, 2445 Route 34, Wall
  • Saker ShopRite, 1801 Route 35, Wall

Shoppers are encouraged to call the store first to ensure adequate supplies are available.

Click here for a complete list for New Jersey and Pennsylvania.


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