BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Jersey Central Power & Light reports this morning that 47 Belmar residents remain without power and only one Lake Como resident is still in the dark.

According to town-specific power outage information updated at 11:30 p.m. on August 8 on its website, the company said that those customers should have their power turned back on by 11:30 p.m. today, August 9. In Belmar, outages are scattered throughout the borough, east of Main Street.

After Tropical Storm Isaias lashed the region with high winds on August 4, it left more than 2,200 customers in Belmar and 89 in Lake Como without power.

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JCP&L reported on its Facebook page midday on August 8 that service had been restored to more than 696,000 customers — more than 88 percent of the 788,000 customers impacted by the quick-moving, damaging storm. More than 9,000 utility personnel continue working to restore power to about 92,000 customers who remain without power.

“Crews have replaced more than 140,000 feet of wire and hundreds of poles and cross-arms, and worked through more than 400 road closures. Crews will be addressing many localized issues and restoring individual customers, requiring crews to travel to each individual location. This is the most time-consuming, labor intensive and complex part of service restoration., the company said.

For current updates, including crew status, click here to access JCP&L's website for additional outage information, including estimated restoration times. For an update on a specific outage, text STAT to 544487 or call 888-544-4877.

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