PARSIPPANY, NJ - Mayor Michael Soriano issued a stern letter to the leadership of JCP&L requesting reimbursement of food, medication and other perishables to the residents of Parsippany. He also stated that they need to change the way they think about operations and infrastructure.
A copy of the letter is attached to this article. Within the letter Soriano stated, “About 70% of Parsippany residents lost power as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias. Over half of our township was out of power for at least two days, and thousands of residences and businesses did not see their power restored for four, five, or even six days,”
“This occurred during the course of a global pandemic that has left many residents dependent on household power to work, conduct business, educate their children, and care for their loved ones. Our society has never been more dependent on stable, reliable electricity than in the year 2020. This outage, more than any other in recent memory, has brought into focus the need to change the way we think about utility operations and infrastructure moving forward.”, the Mayor communicated.