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Storm Leaves Thousands Without Power In Toms River, Brick, Wall, Manahawkin And Howell

Toms River among the hardest hit, with over 11,000 customers in the dark; minimal problems in Berkeley

A severe thunderstorm may have brought relief from high temperatures, but it also left thousands without power in Monmouth and Ocean counties Saturday evening.

Over 50,000 customers had lost power by 8:45 p.m., according to Jersey Central Power & Light and Atlantic Electric.

Toms River was among the worst hit, with over 11,000 without power. Howell Township had over 8,600 customers in the dark and Brick had more than 2,800. Wall had nearly 800 in the dark.

Atlantic Electric reported than more than 3,000 customers lost power in Manhawkin. The company's outage map is here.

Berkeley Township was relatively unscathed, with minimal power outages in some sections of town, Mayor Carmen F. Amato Jr. said.

However, township parks and recreation department workers were out shortly after the storm, helping to clear roads where trees had fallen, the mayor said.

Residents can call the Berkeley Township Police Department to report power outages or downed trees at 732-341-6600 or JCP&L at: 1-888-544-4877

In the eastern part of the Monmouth County, Bradley Beach was most impacted, with 3,200 customers without power--nearly all JCP&L's customers in the borough. Eatontown had 1,340 households without power and Red Bank had just over 1,000.

JCP&L makes information on outages available on its Web site.

Patricia A. Miller contributed to this article.

Kim E July 08, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Lol thanks for the chuckle,Aqualung!
Kelli Clark July 08, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Live in Silverton, saw the clouds started to roll in and closed everything up. Lots of lightning, a few short bursts of really heavy wind and rain, but overall the storm didn't seem too bad. Lights went out for a split second and came right back on. I have not seen any damage from the storm. All our outdoor furniture stayed put, no trees came down or lost limbs, wires are all intact.
ponysmuse July 09, 2012 at 12:56 PM
what kind of treees? we're looking fro anything thats not pine.. my husband can come help cut
Susan July 09, 2012 at 01:04 PM
It was VERY bad in Normandy Beach, never saw anything like it!
John P Spiak July 09, 2012 at 01:43 PM
If anybody has wood from fallen trees from the weekend storm and they want to get rid of it, I will be more than happy to come get it from you. Just send a reply

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