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11/2/2012 6:56:46 PM
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Cherry Hill Township Weekly Briefing for October 26 to November 2, 2012

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This week, I have issued a special edition of my Mayor's Weekly Briefing, with updated news and pertinent information on our Township's recovery from Hurricane Sandy.


Dear Neighbors:

It has been an extremely challenging and at times devastating week for all New Jerseyans. On Monday, Hurricane Sandy began to wreak havoc on our state, hitting towns north and south with sustained high winds and heavy rain that resulted in unimaginable damage in many communities.

Locally, Cherry Hill suffered widespread power outages – about 12,000 homes total – caused by downed trees and power lines. PSE&G made significant progress in the first two days after the storm, restoring power to many, but not all of our residents. As of this afternoon, the utility company estimated that more than 1,000 residents were still without power in Cherry Hill alone.

PSE&G has promised me that its crews are working around-the-clock to restore power to affected customers, and they have committed to having 90 to 95 percent of Cherry Hill homes back online by Monday morning.

Many of you have reached out to my office to voice your frustration with PSE&G’s response times, and believe me, I share those frustrations. I have spoken directly with company executives numerous times in the last few days, and they continue to assure me that they are working as quickly as possible. My message to them has been the same: I understand and sympathize with the fact that they have faced an uphill battle all week, with more than 2 million outages in their service areas statewide.

However, my concern is for the residents I represent as Mayor – and I want all of you to know that I will not stop working until power has been restored to each and every one of you.

Here in Cherry Hill, we were relatively fortunate. There was no loss of life, there were no injuries reported, and we sustained limited damage relative to what other areas in the state have seen. But our residents have been drastically affected, and that is not lost on me, on Town Council, or on my staff.

Below are a few additional news updates that I wanted to share with all of you.

ADDITIONAL NEWS AND RESOURCES

Finally, I wanted to take a moment to recognize our Emergency Management team, including Director Kevin Seta and Deputy Director Montrell Haldeman, members of my office, our Police and Fire Departments, and our Department of Public Works, whose combined efforts in the days leading up to the storm, during the event itself, and in the days since, have provided our community with the first-class expertise and professionalism that our residents deserve. Thank you for all that you’ve done, and for all you continue to do every day for the residents of our Township.

Continue to follow us on
Facebook, Twitter and the Township website for the most up-to-date news and information.

Please know that we continue to work to return a sense of normalcy to all of our residents. While my office will be closed for the weekend, our work does not stop. Please leave us messages at (856) 488-7878; we will be checking them periodically. I can be reached via e-mail at
MayorCahn@chtownship.com.

Sincerely,
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Chuck Cahn
Mayor

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This week, I have issued a special edition of my Mayor's Weekly Briefing, with updated news and pertinent information on our Township's recovery from Hurricane Sandy.

Dear Neighbors:


It has been an extremely challenging and at times devastating week for all New Jerseyans. On Monday, Hurricane Sandy began to wreak havoc on our state, hitting towns north and south with sustained high winds and heavy rain that resulted in unimaginable damage in many communities.


Locally, Cherry Hill suffered widespread power outages – about 12,000 homes total – caused by downed trees and power lines. PSE&G made significant progress in the first two days after the storm, restoring power to many, but not all of our residents. As of this afternoon, the utility company estimated that more than 1,000 residents were still without power in Cherry Hill alone.


PSE&G has promised me that its crews are working around-the-clock to restore power to affected customers, and they have committed to having 90 to 95 percent of Cherry Hill homes back online by Monday morning.


Many of you have reached out to my office to voice your frustration with PSE&G’s response times, and believe me, I share those frustrations. I have spoken directly with company executives numerous times in the last few days, and they continue to assure me that they are working as quickly as possible. My message to them has been the same: I understand and sympathize with the fact that they have faced an uphill battle all week, with more than 2 million outages in their service areas statewide.


However, my concern is for the residents I represent as Mayor – and I want all of you to know that I will not stop working until power has been restored to each and every one of you.


Here in Cherry Hill, we were relatively fortunate. There was no loss of life, there were no injuries reported, and we sustained limited damage relative to what other areas in the state have seen. But our residents have been drastically affected, and that is not lost on me, on Town Council, or on my staff.


Below are a few additional news updates that I wanted to share with all of you.


ADDITIONAL NEWS AND RESOURCES


Farmers Insurance will offer free services to affected residents on Saturday, Sunday [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=186]
County Clerk, Elections Offices open every day until Tuesday [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=187]
Trick-or-treating rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 5 [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=188]
Information on yard-waste, vegetative debris clean-up [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=181]
Information from the Cherry Hill School District, including on next week’s calendar changes [http://www.cherryhill.k12.nj.us/news/news/enews.cfm]
Click here for the latest storm-related news and information from the State of New Jersey [http://www.state.nj.us/]

Finally, I wanted to take a moment to recognize our Emergency Management team, including Director Kevin Seta and Deputy Director Montrell Haldeman, members of my office, our Police and Fire Departments, and our Department of Public Works, whose combined efforts in the days leading up to the storm, during the event itself, and in the days since, have provided our community with the first-class expertise and professionalism that our residents deserve. Thank you for all that you’ve done, and for all you continue to do every day for the residents of our Township.

Continue to follow us on Facebook [http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Cherry-Hill-Township/134342599655] , Twitter [https://twitter.com/CherryHillTwp] and the Township website [http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/] for the most up-to-date news and information.

Please know that we continue to work to return a sense of normalcy to all of our residents. While my office will be closed for the weekend, our work does not stop. Please leave us messages at (856) 488-7878; we will be checking them periodically. I can be reached via e-mail at MayorCahn@chtownship.com [mailto:MayorCahn@chtownship.com] .

Sincerely,

Chuck Cahn
Mayor


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