ASBURY PARK – Hurricanes and storms bring devastation but on the positive side, these weather incidents have a way of bringing people together. That’s the case in Asbury Park, where food, clothing, health items, furniture and other necessities are being delivered by the tractor trailer loads from Capitol Heights, Maryland.
ELIZABETH – As of 6 a.m. Friday morning, PSE&G reported that 2,802 of its 51,820 customers in Elizabeth were still without power. The utility expects to restore service to 2,522 today.
WOODBRIDGE – As recovery efforts continue following the devastation left behind by Superstorm Sandy, state Sen. Joseph Vitale and Assemblyman Craig Coughlin (both D-Middlesex) are conducting a donation drive to help residents of the 19th Legislative District affected by the storm pick up the pieces.
SPRINGFIELD – FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has opened its first Disaster Recovery Center in Union County, to enable residents to apply for disaster assistance in person. The center is located at the Chisholm Community Center at 100 South Springfield Avenue in Springfield. It is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the week including Saturday and Sunday.
CRANFORD – The Cranford Police Department has updated the list of Cranford streets still closed as of 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9.