Summit Recovery Report, Nov. 7: Mayor Talks FEMA Visit, Efforts With JCP&L (Video)

Mayor Ellen Dickson invited residents to call her at City Hall and said the city is doing everything it can to bring back power.

Residents of the City of Summit have been receiving regular afternoon updates about storm recovery efforts since last week. Here is the latest, from Wednesday, Nov. 7:

This is a message from Summit Mayor Dickson with an update on the storm event.

I want you to know that all efforts are being made on your behalf to fully restore power to our community. I have personally been in contact with the Governor, Lt Governor, Congressman Lance, Assemblywoman Munoz, and am conducting a field survey with representative from FEMA today. We have also had numerous daily phone contacts with officials at JCP&L including their CEO to have all necessary resources sent to our community to assure power is fully restored.

 You may feel free to contact me directly with any concerns at (908) 277-9420.

A sheltering facility is located at the YMCA and a warming/charging station and showers are available there between 5:30 am-10:00 pm.

 The Summit Community Center at 100 Morris Avenue is open as a warming and charging facility with Wi-Fi between 8 AM to 8 PM Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

 Normal recycling pick up is scheduled for tomorrow; however, we ask that you wait until tomorrow morning to place recyclables at the curb to avoid any damage from this evening’s impending storm event.


Calvary Church, 31 Woodland Avenue, continues to serve breakfast at 8 AM, lunch at 12 noon and dinner at 6 PM.


SAGE is in need of donations for Meals on Wheels for our elderly and disabled shut-ins. The list of items is available on the city’s website.

There is bus service to New York City from Summit; information is on the City’s website.  Rail passes are being honored. Bus passes are available at Garden State News on Beechwood Rd.

 Please check the city website at www.cityofsummit.org as information continues to be updated; again, that’s www.cityofsummit.org

 I understand that this is a trying time for everyone who continues to be without power. Thank you very much for your continued patience


Lori November 08, 2012 at 07:02 PM
I have lost all hope. I don't know what to tell my children. This will never end.
Brian Homa November 08, 2012 at 08:25 PM
It might be time to take this live. March on City Hall. I was fortunate enough to escape this last storm but I will need to return to home and work eventually.
Concerned Taxpayer November 09, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Well Mayor you lied again. Sitting here in a dark driveway looking at a dark house. Next time you cobble another video together overnight look into the camera so we can watch your eyes dart around as you lie. Can't wait to see what you post tomorrow, and what lies will come then. Will you be around this weekend to help us stay warm? Oh that's right you keep Town Hall hours. Remember everyone... deduct per diem from your real estate taxes since our cold homes are uninhabitable without heat and hot water. But remember the kids are back in school tomorrow-3 hours when they will be warm.
Concerned Taxpayer November 09, 2012 at 01:43 PM
How is it that all of Downtown Summit, including the Taj Mahal. (Town Hall) has power?
Brian Homa November 09, 2012 at 06:06 PM
The downtown power lines are underground, and thus are not susceptible to storm damage. (I asked this question myself when I called Town Hall and was satisfied that it wasn't a conspiracy)


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