Power is gradually being restored around the region, with Atlantic City Electric making a lot of ground overnight. As of 4 p.m., 93,000 customers across South Jersey were in the dark, down from 122,000 late Sunday.
However, as those without power enter their third day without access to air conditioning, and in some cases, running water, heat stress will build up. The interior of many houses without power is starting to reach 90 degrees.
Atlantic County remains under a state of emergency. The county will establish more cooling centers today, where residents can go to escape the heat and to get water. As of 10 a.m., four sites have been confirmed for the day.
- Brigantine Community Center will be open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m
- Linwood City Hall - closes at 5 p.m.
- Alder Avenue School in Egg Harbor Township - Noon to 8 pm
- Absecon (St Elizabeth Ann Seton) - open until 6 p.m.
- Richland Fire Station in Buena Vista - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Collings Lake Fire Station in Buena Vista - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Buena Vista City Hall - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Margate (Martin Bloom Center @ Huntington & beach) - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Mullica Twp Town Hall - 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Pleasantville 140 N. Main St. - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Somers Point City Hall - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
No animals can be brought to the shelter.
If you have been without electricity since the storm hit early Saturday, chances are the food in your refrigerator and freezer is now unsafe to eat and must be thrown out.
Check out food safety tips here.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office and Atlantic County Superior Court in Mays Landing are closed today due to a power outage. Litigants will be advised of their new court date. Grand jurors are not to report. For more information call (609) 677-5757.
Jewish Family Services in Margate is collecting non-perishable food at 607 N. Jerome Avenue.