SUMMIT, NJ - On Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 3:30 p.m., Ellen Dickson, the Mayor of Summit, released the following Hurricane Sandy update:

I want you to know that all efforts are being made on your behalf to fully restore power to our community. I have personally been in contact with the Governor, Lt Governor, Congressman Lance, Assemblywoman Munoz, and am conducting a field survey with representative from FEMA today. We have also had numerous daily phone contacts with officials at JCP&L including their CEO to have all necessary resources sent to our community to assure power is fully restored.

You may feel free to contact me directly with any concerns at (908) 277-9420.

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A sheltering facility is located at the YMCA and a warming/charging station and showers are available there between 5:30 am-10:00 pm.

The Summit Community Center at 100 Morris Avenue is open as a warming and charging facility with Wi-Fi between 8 AM to 8 PM Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Normal recycling pick up is scheduled for tomorrow; however, we ask that you wait until tomorrow morning to place recyclables at the curb to avoid any damage from this evening’s impending storm event.

Calvary Church, 31 Woodland Avenue, continues to serve breakfast at 8 AM, lunch at 12 noon and dinner at 6 PM.

SAGE is in need of donations for Meals on Wheels for our elderly and disabled shut-ins. The list of items is available on the city’s website.

There is bus service to New York City from Summit; information is on the City’s website.  Rail passes are being honored. Bus passes are available at Garden State News on Beechwood Rd.

Please check the city website at www.cityofsummit.org as information continues to be updated; again, that’s www.cityofsummit.org

I understand that this is a trying time for everyone who continues to be without power. Thank you very much for your continued patience