The following is a letter to residents from Rumson Mayor John Ekdahl that appears on the Rumson Web site:
The foremost issue facing Rumson residents today is the lack of power. There are currently over 24 crews working in Rumson from Texas, Indiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Michigan, and of course New Jersey.
At this point, just over half of Rumson households have had power restored, and JCP&L is now advising us that, except for those in hard-hit low-lying areas, all residents should have power restored by Sunday.
Bulk pickup of storm debris is being conducted by DPW supplemented by three outside contractors. Brush, limbs and branches will be picked up by outside contractors starting Friday, Nov. 9. Leaves will be last and picked up after debris and brush are cleared.
Rumson police have been aided by the New Jersey National Guard and have assisted with safety and crowd control in addition to providing security for our residents.
Schools are planning to open regularly on Monday but please check the R-FH and Rumson school Web sites after 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9.
John E. Ekdahl
In addition ...
• The Rumson curfew is in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. until further notice.
• The Oceanic Bridge is slated to open at 11 a.m. on Friday (today). The Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge will remain closed to traffic.
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) information ...
Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center
945 Route 36 in the Leonardo section of Middletown
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 2 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday through Sunday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Apply online for FEMA assistance or apply/check your status by phone at 1-800-621-3362.