As we work through the challenges of the past five months or so, we now face a new issue in dealing with the aftermath of this week’s Tropical Storm Isaias. Delaware Township has been hit significantly with regards to power outages, as well as downed trees and power lines. Please know that we are working closely with JCP&L, as well as our Office of Emergency Management, and our Department of Public Works to ensure that things are returned to normal as quickly and safely as possible. If you have any pressing needs, please contact any member of the Township Committee by email, and we will follow up on your concerns. Call 911 for the Police or Fire Company with emergency issues.
As of today, the number of residences without power in the Township is 880. While that is a large number in a town our size, there is consistent progress being made. Yesterday it was 1,284 and at the highest peak there were 2,047 here without power. We are working throughout the day with JCP&L for updates and providing them with information that we receive from residents. The goal is to have everyone restored by this weekend.
While we work through this, a few important reminders:
- Check in on family members and neighbors that are living without electricity. Make sure they are safe and have what they need to get through the next few days.
- BE CAREFUL when using generators at your home. The Sergeantsville Volunteer Fire Company has been busy the last few days responding to Carbon Monoxide calls related to use of generators.
- County updates and resources are available at https://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/oem.html
- Stay in touch. Let us know if there is anything that we can do to help get you more information or updates.
Over the years, we have grown accustomed to dealing with power outages, and we are always a strong community that helps one another out in times of need. We will continue to stay in touch over the coming days as the power is restored to everyone.
Mayor, Delaware Township