Monday evening a reader posted this image on Facebook of power lines falling and exploding in the Ironbound section of Newark. This image marks the beginning of 24 – 48 hours of power loss and disaster in our town. PSEG reports that over 255,000 Essex county customers were without power Tuesday morning and 95% were still unresolved Tuesday evening. While most of downtown Newark now has power, many past those lines are still without. PSEG has been working around the clock and can be followed on Twitter @psegdelivers for updates.
Glocallynewark.com experienced a brief pause in content due to Hurricane Sandy. Many of our bloggers and staff members were impacted by the storm, losing power and having damage to their homes and personal property. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. It is more than appropriate to say that Newark was a bit uprooted by the storm.
We are encouraged Newarkers that have power and are safe to reach out to their peers/neighbors or to take the initiative to clean up their street.
To help with NJ’s statewide clean up effort:
Backup hotline numbers: 609-775-5236 or 908-303-0471.
Leave a message if your call is not immediately answered with your name, contact information, place of residence, skill set, and availability.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with this information.
Follow us on Facebook to read about additional volunteer efforts in the city. We will be posting throughout the day.