JCP&L has done a poor job in communicating with affected people from the current ravages of SuperStorm Sandy. The constant lament of "power will be restored to most by 11/7" is falling on deaf ears. I am in Burlington County (Jobstown - Springfield Twp) and approx 35 miles from the New Jersey Coast. We are an agricultural town on well water with animals. We do not have water to water our animals. No amount of planning could have prepared our area for being without power for (now going on 5 days as of Noon 11/3/12). Our food is spoiling, our generators are breaking down and the additional cost of gasoline for our generators, propane for our fireplaces, lost revenue to our businesses and costs for meals, water for our animals and the like need to be compensated for in some way. We understand that the shore communities were heavily impacted, and we don't want to be insensitive, but we have to get back to our way of life out here in other parts of the state of NJ. The lack of communication as to restoration timeframes is ridiculous. We want to be reimbursed for expenses, because we know if we miss paying a bill, JCP&L shuts off power - how do we now get to SHUT them off????
If these storms are going to be the "New Normal" in NJ - then we need to get the power companies to invest some money and start putting the lines in underground!!
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