Here’s Why We Don’t Have Power

“Two major JCP&L substations underwater “days” after the storm” ~ JCP&L

Since the storm ended Sunday, “days” after the storm would mean today.

Got these photos from JCP&L’s Hurricane Irene Gallery:





Who are the frickin idiots, there had to be several of them, who thought it was OK to put  TWO substations in locations were flooding was even a remote possibility and drainage takes days?

Posted: August 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Hurricane Irene | Tags: , , | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “Here’s Why We Don’t Have Power”

  1. TheDigger said at 3:59 pm on August 30th, 2011:

    They don’t have dikes around them? No sump pumps? Are they nuts????

    Looks like they need to put their equipment on raised platforms….

  2. Stanley Spudowski said at 6:58 pm on August 30th, 2011:

    Hey idiot. Did it ever occur to you that the substations were probably there a LONG time before housing developments starting to take off in Middletown thus changing the drainage properties of the surrounding land through creek diversion and wetland destruction?

  3. John G. said at 8:31 pm on August 30th, 2011:

    Power companies must also take the responsibility to adapt to changes in the areas they are providing service to. The public is paying electric company’s a lot of money every month for not only service, but for smart planning. If their substation is not on high ground, shame on them. They should be held accountable.

  4. Tony Fiore said at 7:07 am on August 31st, 2011:

    I’ve about had it with the excuses from JCP&L. To have over 50,000 Monmouth County customers still without power is unexcuseable. Middletown makes up almost of 20% of that number alone. I can understand the magnitude of work and that we shouldn’t expect everyone to be back up online yet. There are always one off situations with lines, poles and transformers that will take a little more time. If anyone wants to tell me that 50,000+ customers are out because of individual lines and transformers being down, I am not buying it.

    Electric bills have become the most costly bill in the household after mortgages and car payments for most consumers. We deserve better infrastructure and service for what we now pay. Candidly, I don’t see it.

    What would JCP&L have done if this storm was as bas as we were told it could have been? Would the plan have been to get power on before Thanksgiving?

  5. brian said at 11:50 am on August 31st, 2011:

    Actually Tony, my Township taxdes are my, and most people’s highest monthly bills. But, like Gov you-tube, thanks for bloviating, but that isn’t getting the water out of my home.
    That Christie, he’s really great now isn’t he?

  6. brian said at 11:51 am on August 31st, 2011:

    And if l had listened to Gov you-tube and left–then who exactly would be there to remove all the wet items. Based on the way you supplied power and supplies, my guess is no one.