Several major areas of town are still without power including but not limited to Cheesequake Woods, Cherry Creek Village, Cliffwood Beach (west side), Country Place, Deep Run, Glenwood Apartments (several buildings), Highpointe Estates, Lakeridge, Laurence Harbor, Maiden Woods, Merrit Estates, Rocky Creek Estates and Society Hill. We are and will continue to be in constant communication with JCP&L to get electrical service restored to these areas. Residents should continue to report outages to JCP&L at 1-888-544-4877 and monitor http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/nj.html for updates.
The Old Bridge Municipal Utilities Authority (OBMUA) has reconfirmed that Old Bridge is not currently being served by Middlesex Water Company. The water system in town is stable and safe. There are no usage restrictions or advisories in place. Water conservation is recommended due to flow-related issues at the Middlesex County Utilities Authority (MCUA) in Sayreville. No disruption of water or sewer service for Old Bridge customers is expected at this time.
All Township Departments are continuing with recovery efforts and preparing personnel and equipment for tonight’s storm.
The comfort station at the Carl Sandburg Middle School will be closed at 3:00 PM. A comfort station at the George Bush Senior Center located at the Municipal Complex is now available. A fifty (50) bed shelter for Old Bridge Township Residents Only will also be activated at the Recreation Civic Center at 6:00 PM. Please do not contact the Police Department regarding the comfort station or shelter as we are trying to keep the phone lines clear for emergency services.
The Old Bridge Public Library (main building) is open.
Any Township residents who would like to make a food donation, or any donation, should contact the Dedicated Donation Line at (732) 721-5600 ext. 3072. Please do not contact the Police Department regarding donations as we are trying to keep the lines open for emergency services.
For information on disaster assistance, residents should contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 1-800-621-3362 or visit the FEMA Website at http://www.disasterassistance.gov.
IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP. All officials from federal, state and/or local agencies should have proper credentials including picture identification. Do not hesitate to ask anyone representing a government agency to produce proper identification.
Thank you for your ongoing cooperation.
Mayor Owen Henry