Hundreds of customers in Fair Haven are currently in the dark. JCP&L estimated 382 in Fair Haven in the early evening. And, as of 9 p.m., Jersey Central Power & Light outage maps showed 61 remaining without power.
"There were two transformer fires in town," Mayor Ben Lucarelli said. "One was on Cooney Terrace, off Grange Avenue, and the other was on Lake Avenue, near Second."
While both fires had been quelled, Lucarelli said his concern was the wind that's expected in tandem with the rain and flooding possibilities.
And in Red Bank, the east side was currently experiencing a widespread power outage in the late afternoon to early evening, with almost 700 residents in the dark.
Police Capt. Darren McConnell said several transformers blew when today's storm rolled in, but JCP&L was on the scene.
The captain and JCP&L had no estimate as to when power may be restored but he did not anticipate the outage lasting well into the evening.
Downtown was fully powered as of 4:30 p.m., as is the West Front Street business corridor. JCP&L trucks were witnessed in the area of Prospect Avenue and Harding Road.
Otherwise, Red Bank has experienced just one traffic accident in today's storm with no problems of note due to wind or rain.
There were 438 without power in Little Silver.
Those without power should not contact the police. Instead, report the outage to JCP&L online by clicking here or call 1-888-544-4877.