Prescription Take Back Day - Oct. 28
Ocean County officials are urging residents to rid their homes of old prescription drugs during National Prescription Take Back Day on Oct. 28. Secure and private drop-off sites are located across the County including one at the Ocean County Justice Complex, 120 Hooper Ave., Toms River. Click here for details and a list of drop off locations in Ocean County
It's Hurricane Season; Be Prepared
Ocean County officials say county government departments are prepared for hurricanes and storms. The Board of Freeholders recommends residents don't wait for a storm but prepare for them beforehand. Click here to read the release
Document Shredding Program Dates Announced
The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced dates, times and locations of its 2017 Residential Document Shredding Program. For program information click here to read the release
Ways to Report a Power Outage
If you experience an outage due to the weather, please report it using one of the following methods:
For Jersey Central Power and Light Company customers
• Text OUT to 544487...
• Online at www.jcp-l.com
• Use our smartphone app (iPhone and Android)
• Via the "Report an Outage" tab here on Facebook (http://statictab.com/h8vmadi from a mobile device)
• Call 888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877)
Steer clear of downed power lines. Always assume they are live and dangerous. Report downed lines immediately to 888-544-4877.
For Atlantic City Electric Customers:
Customers are asked to report any outages and to stay away from any downed wires. To report outages and/or downed wires, call 1-800-833-7476, follow the prompts, and ask for a call back to confirm that power has been restored. Outages also may be reported through our mobile app or at atlanticcityelectric.com/storm.
Find additional information by visiting atlanticcityelectric.com. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/atlanticcityelectric and on Twitter at twitter.com/acelecconnect. And, the mobile app is available at atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp.
Senior Services Resource Directory Available
Seniors living in Ocean County can find information on programs and services available to them and their caregivers in the 2016 Resource Directory distributed by the Ocean County Office of Senior Services. Click here to read the release
Officials Urge Use of Prescription Drug Dropoff Boxes
OCEAN COUNTY officials are urging residents to safely dispose of unused and expired prescription medications at drop-off boxes located throughout the County. Click here for program information and a list of dropoff locations
Beware of Scam Artists
Residents need to be vigilant of scam artists. Click here to read information on how to protect yourself from scam artists
Emergency Lines for Emergency Calls Only
The Ocean County Sheriff's Department asks that residents do not call 9-1-1 or the Office of Emergency Management unless it is an actual emergency. Information on evacuations, shelters and other storm-related activities is available on the county and local municipal websites or by calling non-emergency numbers. For county information please call 732-929-2000.
Reporting a power outage or a street light out?
Ocean County Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari encourages residents to report power outages and streetlight outages to the utility companies servicing the area.
For First Energy customers which include Jersey Central Power & Light call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or call Customer Service at 800-662-3115 or visit online at www.firstenergycorp.com
and click on "Report an outage."
For Atlantic City Electric customers call 1-800-642-3780 or go online at www.atlanticcityelectric.com
and click on link to report streetlight outage.
Silver Alert System
Ocean County wants the public to be aware of the state's Silver Alert System which could serve as a lifeline in cases of missing persons who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairment. Click here to read important information on this program.
Grass Too High on State Road?
To report unattractive weeds and grass too tall that might be causing site distance problems along state Highways in Ocean County including Routes 37, 35, 72 and 70, call the state Department of Transportation dispatch number at 609-588-6212. The call is taped and logged into a state data base.