Holy Wind Batman! Hundreds lose power Friday in northern Ocean County
Even Winnie the Pooh and Batman too would be blown away by the wind gusts since Thursday evening.
On Friday afternoon, more than 1,500 people lost their power in Ocean County with most of the outages, according to JCP&L, coming in Seaside Park and a few hundred in the Ortley Beach section of Toms River.
The numbers have fluctuated on JCP&L's map all afternoon especially for Seaside Park with the height being around 1,400 without power to around 400.
Toms River OEM Coordinator Paul Daley tells 92.7 WOBM News that as of 4:30 pm that the power out in Ortley Beach is down to a 3-block grid.
"JCP&L is out here in force trying to get electric back to Ortley. Once power is back on some homes will have to have repairs done to meter. JCP&L and homeowners association are going door to door trying to notify everyone," Daley said.
Earlier on Friday, the Ocean County Health Department canceled all Covid-19 test appointments at the Ocean County College Drive-thru site due to the winds.
Berkeley and Toms River saw wind gusts near 40 mph just earlier Friday afternoon, according to Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow.
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Previous reporting by Dan Alexander was used in the report.
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