Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Be prepared for anything this winter storm brings to Summit by signing up for emergency notification systems, and programming phone numbers, websites into your phone/tablet.
A winter storm is quickly approaching the Summit area, promising to bring rain, gusty winds and 1 - 4 inches of snow, according to recent forecasts. Here are important phone numbers and websites to keep handy for emergencies and to stay up to date on conditions in Summit: For Emergencies, dial 9-1-1 Summit Police Department (non-emergency): (908) 273-0051 Summit Fire Department (non-emergency): (908) 277-1033 Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (non-emergency): (908) 277-9479 City of Summit website: http://www.cityofsummit.org/ City of Summit Office of Emergency Management website: http://www.cityofsummit.org/content/8242/8298/9106/default.aspx City of Summit Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/City-of-Summit/167658826632366 Mayor …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Be prepared for anything Nemo brings to Summit by signing up for emergency notification systems, and programming the following phone numbers, websites into your phone.
Winter Storm Nemo will bring 10 to 14 inches of snow to the Summit area, according to the most recent forecasts. Here are important phone numbers and websites to keep handy: For Emergencies, dial 9-1-1 Summit Police Department (non-emergency): (908) 273-0051 Summit Fire Department (non-emergency): (908) 277-1033 Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (non-emergency): (908) 277-9479 City of Summit website: http://www.cityofsummit.org/ City of Summit Office of Emergency Management website: http://www.cityofsummit.org/content/8242/8298/9106/default.aspx City of Summit Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/City-of-Summit/167658826632366 Be sure to sign up for the following alert systems to receive the latest storm notifications from the …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
City officials, residents say improving JCP&L infrastructure, burying power lines, taking over utilities are ways to prepare for future storms, like Sandy, that are bound to hit area.
Dozens of residents met with Mayor Ellen Dickson and key city officials in Council Chambers on Tuesday night to discuss the effects of Superstorm Sandy and ways to handle future storms. Many residents expressed their thoughts and concerns with JCP&L throughout the informal gathering, which Dickson dubbed as a “power issues” town hall meeting. Numerous community members cited JCP&L’s lack of communication, disorganization and outdated infrastructure as key reasons why residents had to suffer through lengthy power outages in the city after Sandy, and following Irene and the October Snowstorm in 2011. Some said it wasn’t until day 13 post-Sandy when subcontractors from around the country — not local JCP&L workers — were even in town to make …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Madison, with its municipal power company, is said to have recovered more quickly after Sandy. Should Summit take notes?
Monday, November 12, 2012
Madison has done much better in this power outage than Summit. The only explanation I have heard is that their utility is owned by the municipality. This doesn't make sense to me. Branches fall on wires and knock out power irrespective of who owns the utility. Is it the case that the little borough of Madison was better prepared than mighty First Energy? If so, how come our city government doesn't do the same thing? Carl Sangree, Summit
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The group Power-Up Summit was created Thursday night by a three Summit residents. Here is their updated list of power restorations by street, with comments.
The group Power-Up Summit is updating a spreadsheet with places that are still out of power. Here is the most current list updated around 4p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 Streets with Power before 11/10 Previous list from Friday, Nov. 9 Street Out of Power Comments
Friday, November 9, 2012
JCP&L updated residents yesterday on which streets would be turned back on by the weekend.
The following is text from the City's latest storm event update, Nov. 8, 2012: JCP&L is now reporting that substantially all of the community will have electric service restored by Saturday evening; however, there will be some areas that will take longer. The electric utility has provided a partial list of streets that may receive power restoration as early as today – the list is on the City website. The weekend weather is forecasted to include warming temperatures. Please joins us Saturday afternoon at the Summit Football Game at 1 PM at Investor’s Bank Field at Tatlock. A list of street-by-street power restorations provided by Jersey Central Power & Light that originally appeared on Mayor Ellen Dickson's website DeBary Place
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
YMCA on Maple will remain a shelter for residents.
This alert from the City of Summit is an update on storm recovery. It was released around 2p.m. JCP&L crews are in Summit today replacing poles and electrical lines in order to restore electric service to homes and businesses. Tomorrow another 1,100 customers are estimated to have power restored with meaningful progress over the coming days. JCP&L is reporting that while more of the community will have power as of tomorrow evening, as many as 1,000 customers in Summit will still be with out power as of Saturday. Due to the lowering temperatures, the City suggests you find shelter with friends, family or a neighbor who has heat and power. When street-by-street estimates of power restoration are received from JCP&L, they will be posted on …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Utility company says its hiring extra contractors, urges residents to be prepared
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Keith Brown
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Residents should be prepared for power outages of up to 10 days from the anticipated impact of Hurricane Sandy, according to a release from the parent company of JCP&L. FirstEnergy Corp, which owns the local utility company along with several others on the East Coast, said in a release that the oncoming storm could wreak havoc with the electrical system and residents should be prepared to be without power for more than a week. The company is securing outside utility crews, electrical contractor and tree trimmers to assist a beefed up response crew and support workers to help restore power as soon as possible throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland, according to the release. “Depending on the severity of the storm's impact on the …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
A problem could arise if strong storm winds hit trees and bring down power lines. But will JCP&L improve in their response time?
"Although the storm is now tracking further south, it is still expected to bring heavy rain, strong winds and flooding," said an email advisory sent to Summit residents late Friday afternoon. "At this time," the advisory said, "Hurricane Sandy is expected to begin impacting New Jersey as early as late Sunday with the full brunt of the storm hitting the area Monday into Tuesday." This weekend, Summit public works employees will be making sure more catch basins (or, sewer grates) are clear, and potentially dangerous trees are cut. Flooding and power outtages are top concerns in preparation of what might hit the city in the next couple of days. "Watch those trees," said Rich Caputo. "If we have a bad storm, people should stay inside," he said…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Stresses storm may knock out power for 7-10 days
Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) President Don Lynch says the company has learned from the mistakes it made from Hurricane Irene and is ready for Hurricane Sandy and the threat it poses to the state. The company took heat when Hurricane Irene left many New Jersey towns without power for days - and, in some cases, weeks. Many thought JCP&L's response was too slow. The biggest lesson learned is getting the information out to customers and municipalities as specifically, quickly and often as possible, Lynch said. The company wants its customers to know as much information as possible, he said. "Just know that Jersey Central will be working hard day and night - we've already started, should that storm hit shore here and cause outages …