Day 9: Seriously? Nine Days?
Lots of people have it worse, yes, but we could do a lot more to help them if we had power ourselves
This is the ninth day without power in large chunks of South Brunswick Township – a town that was hit hard from the wholesale destruction that Hurricane Sandy wrought on our state.
The entire township lost power during the storm and hundreds of downed tress and utility poles caused havoc for cleanup and restoration efforts. Township public works crews have already removed a staggering total of about 350 fallen trees and opened 60 roadways that were closed from storm damage.
PSE&G says there are about 2,000 customers still without power in town. And in just hours, another serious storm is about to bear down on the area.
A high wind warning is in effect from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday. Winds are expected from the north between 30-40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. Snow and/or a wintry mix is coming with latest projections from PSE&G calling for some outages to last passed the weekend.
If you’re still without power, call PSE&G again. And again. The number is 800-436-7734.
No, it’s not as bad as losing your house. No it’s not as bad as five feet of water in your basement, or your entire street being wiped out or large portions of the beach in your living room, but nine days without power is going to wear on your nerves, no question.
Below, feel free to vent, kvetch, and get it out in the comments section below. Let’s just keep it clean.