A message from Little Silver Mayor Robert C. Neff, Jr. on the borough Web sit on Nov. 1:
To our residents, friends and neighbors:
Little Silver was blessed with little or no injury to emergency workers and residents during the storm, but suffered some significant property destruction from downed trees and flood waters. Several homes were destroyed or badly damaged, and we have residents who have been displaced from their homes, some for an extended period of rebuilding.
So certain rules have been put in place to ensure that property is protected and residents remain as safe as possible.
As we all work to pick up the pieces, and to navigate the extended power outage, please consider that our police, public works, fire, EMS, fire police, and other emergency workers have kept up an exhausting pace for several days to keep us safe, to clear our roads, and to help us return to normalcy. To help them continue to do their jobs, please obey the 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew, which will remain in effect until further notice. Checkpoints ares staffed to make sure no one enters certain flood zone neighborhoods during the curfew, and a checkpoint as been set up at Gooseneck Bridge on Seven Bridges Road as well.
Please also bear in mind that the state of emergency has not been lifted, largely due to the continued lack of electricity. JCP&L cannot provide us a timetable for the return of power, beyond saying that they hope to have power to the majority of Little Silver residents by Wednesday. In the meantime, the local schools and Red Bank Regional High School remain closed.
Garbage pickup has resumed for regular household trash only. Recycling pickup remains suspended until further notice to allow public works employees to continue to remove brush, limbs, and debris, and to assist in clearing some of the more significant material left by the flooding. Large furniture and bulk items cannot be picked up by the town. In the meantime, as public works continues to remove what it can, and as our trash hauler again begins to make its rounds, please refrain from blocking roadways with debris, particularly on narrow roads such as Point Road.
Lastly, please be courteous to our workers on the front lines. They understand that the storm, the destruction, and the power outages are upsetting, and are working as hard as they can to help clean up our town. It is tempting to walk or drive around town to survey Sandy's aftermath, but please fight the temptation, and give a wide berth to public works, contractors, and emergency workers, all of whom have a job to do.
- Stay Away From Downed Power Lines!!
- Report any suspicious activity or
dangerous conditions to the Police at (732) 747-5900.
- Refrain from calling police, who continue to handle emergency calls, to ask about power restoration. They do not have that information.
- Watch for Two River Alert updates and instructions. If you are not yet registered for the Two River Alert system, click here to do so.
- Periodically check this website for updates.
The Borough continues to operate an emergency command post in Borough Hall, and is in contact with state and county emergency officials. Borough Hall is expected to be open as usual on Friday. As more information becomes available, it will be posted here and communicated by the Two River Alert system.