Storm Clean-up: How Did Your Town Do?

Tell us what you think of your officials' response to Tropical Storm Sandy and the nor'easter.

The past two weeks have been rough, weather-wise, for mostly all tri-boro residents and business owners.

As some continued to be without power from Tropical Storm Sandy bringing down trees and power lines, a nor'easter brought slippery roads and snowy landscapes on Wednesday.

Police and Department of Public Works employees from all three towns have been putting in extra hours clearing roadways of trees and debris and assisting the utility company with preparing to restore power lines.

What do you think of your town employees' response? Let us, and them, know in the comments.

Are you pleased with how they prepared for the storm in advance? Or do you feel they were not prepared enough? What do you think was done just right and what do you think could have been done differently?

peanut622 November 08, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Kinnelon Dpw excellent job and the two other towns as well Smokerise needs a new maintenance crew they worked no extra hours in my Eyes place is a zoo
Dianne Struble November 08, 2012 at 11:58 AM
I think West Milford did a great job cleaning up. Now if we could get our electric back it'd be even better. Each day Jersey Central changed the due date for our power to come back. Today is the first time it remained the same since yesterday. 11-11-2012 is the due date. Rumor has it they ran out of transformers, telephone poles and wire. Rumor on the streets from the people working on the lines, Thanks Giving we will have power. Sure would be nice if the state gave us help with the gas for the generator. Homeowners says if the lines from the house were down they could help. Not the problem. FEMA said No help. We've gone through 1000.00 in 10 days just for gas for the generator and counting.
Terri November 08, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Butler Electric did an EXCELLENT JOB! I don't think the people still without power are their customers? Kinnelon DPW, as always, did a great job as did the KPD and the KFD. The KOEM did a great job keeping us informed too, but I didn't know where to take a shower, food, etc until after my power was restored and I saw a picture of the poster up at the shelter on FB. JCPL should be taken over by someone that knows what they're doing!!! As for the gas situation? The Governor has forgotten about northern jersey. There is NO reason for us not to have gas, especially now that many have power and don't need it for their generators. I realize, there are many who have lost their primary residences, but if south jersey can get the gas supply, so can Northern Jersey. He promised FEMA would be sending supplies and generators to the stations without gas but that was an empty promise too. Yes, the odd/even days are bringing SOME relief, but not enough. With the economy in the hole and people HAVE to get to work to get paid, it's another blow to the WORKING man.
mimi November 08, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Butler as usual did a fantastic job. It wasn't the towns fault that we were out as long as we were, JCP&L dropped the ball. Butler did the best they could under the circumstances. Look at Irene and Snowtober. Didnt lose anything with the big snow storm and with Irene they were out in the middle of the night fixing the transformers that blew. They are great.
Rob9271963 November 09, 2012 at 01:13 PM
As noticed even in recent days after the Gas lines have calmed down , many of the Lukoil's in NJ remain with NO GAS !! Is this a punishement from there protest last month?
Mary Kate Leahy November 09, 2012 at 05:38 PM
I thought that the town of Bloomingdale, Butler Electric, Bloomingdale Police & Fire did a wonderful job! I saw Bloomingdale DPW and Butler Electric trucks all over the place after the storm and I constantly got telephone updates from the Bloomingdale Police & Fire. I am very, very grateful for everyone's hard work to get the towns cleaned up and the power restored as quickly as possible!


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