For Immediate Release
Sunday, July 08, 2012
Post Storm Update - July 8
Most Atlantic County residents now have power restored, Less than 500 customers remain without power in Atlantic County according to Atlantic City Electric outage map.
No additional county water and ice distribution is planned at this time. The forecast is calling for cooler temperatures this week, a relief from the 10-day heat wave. County library branches and senior centers are closed today but will reopen as normal on Monday, July 9.
Debris disposal sites are open today, 9 AM to 5 PM, for residential disposal of tree debris with proof of residency. Locations: Riverbend Park, Rt. 559 between Betsy Scull Road and Green Tree Golf Course, and Estell Manor Park, north entrance off Rt. 50, Mays Landing. Both sites are secured by Sheriff's Officers. Illegal dumping will be prosecuted.
FEMA representatives continue to assess damages, the first step in the process of a federal disaster declaration. If a federal disaster is declared, residents and businesses will be advised as to how to proceed to seek assistance. In the meantime, residents should continue to report damages to their local office of emergency management or online at: www.aclink.org or www.ReadyAtlantic.org.
To help expedite trash collection, residents should separate household waste from storm debris so trash collectors can visibly locate it for prompt removal.