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Lacey Update: Cancelations, Information and Resources Moving Forward

Nearly a week after Hurricane Sandy hit the Jersey Shore, 4,366 Lacey residents remain without power

Nearly a week after Hurricane Sandy hit the Jersey Shore, 4,366 Lacey residents remain without power, according to the JCP&L outage map at 3 p.m.

Below is a list of cancelations, information and resources moving forward.

  • The Municipal Building is now functioning according to normal business hours.
  • The Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting has been canceled for Monday, Nov. 5. All agenda matters will be carried to the December meeting and there will be no further notice given.
  • Lacey students return to school on Monday, Nov. 5. Call 732-664-1035 for help with transportation. The school district is offering before and after school care at no charge. Families who are struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy are encouraged to contact the district for assistance. Visit the school district website for a list of web resources.
  • Trick or treating is set for Monday, Nov. 5.
  • The Lacey United Methodist Church is open as a 24-hour shelter with heat, electricity, showers, laundry facilities and meals. Breakfast is served at 7 a.m., lunch at noon and dinner at 6 p.m. The church is also available to help with yard and house clean ups. For assistance call 609-693-5222.
  • St. Pius is will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. as a charging center and for food, clothing, household and basic necessity donations. Families in need of assistance or individuals looking to help should call the parish office at 609-693-5107.
  • The Forked River Baptist Church is also open as a charging station and for donations. Grace Initiatives has partnered with the church to provide families in need with basic necessities. If you need help, contact the church office at 609-693-2726.
  • Popcorn Park Zoo is accepting donations for animals rescued and animals that are temporarily at shelters due to Sandy. Pet supplies such as food, blankets and towels can be dropped off.
  • FEMA information is available at www.disasterassistance.gov/ or call 1-800-621-3362. Ocean County is included as a location eligible for direct federal assistance.
debbie November 05, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Mickey, I agree that the town and the superintendent could have done more. But I have never been more proud to live in Lacey. Working through the area churches, 100s of people showed up to help..whether it was "their" church or not. The people of Lacey pulled together and continue to do so.
debbie November 05, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Any students who are absent or tardy tomorrow due to hurricane related issues will be excused. I think it is great for the kids who can go to be able to. Many parents have to go back to work. Also free before and after care is being offered which will help alleviate some of the bussing issues.
GB Shore November 05, 2012 at 12:07 PM
There was no power and water to the schools last week. they do not have generators etc. I spoke with the Chief over thew weekend. Know the facts before you start blasting people....
Bucket November 05, 2012 at 09:37 PM
I currently don't live in the area. I know the area becuase i grew up in New Jersey and vacationed at the shore yearly. I totally agree with L THSstudent. It's very insensitive to open school expecting students to perform. The points made are valid. Perhaps open the schools for sheltering, warming station, distribution/recharge center. L THSstudent has certainly learned his/her lessons well. He/She sounds very articulate and intelligent.
LT Guy November 05, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Again, I praise the police, fire and recreation departments in town for their above and beyond effort during this crisis. As for those responsible for running the town, they were ill prepared for the coming storm. They sent out a reverse 911 call telling people to evacuate, but had inadequate facilities for those people to find out when they could come back. Many Lacey residents ended up staying in the shelters set up in other towns, and no effort was made to keep them abrest of the situation in Lacey. A "field trip" to any of these shelters by the members of the Township Committee would have gone a long way. They were invisible when they were needed most.

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