As of 2:45 on Monday afternoon JCP&L is reporting more than 3000 Howell residents without power. By 3:55 that number had increased to more than 5000 reported outages.
The township is one of the hardest hit in the area according to a map on the utility's website. Manalapan residents are also experiencing outages with close to 3500 in that town as well. In Ocean County, Lakewood also has just over 3800 residents reportedly without power.
To report an outage call 1-888-544-4877. To report any other non-emergency storm related questions or issues the township has activated the Emergency Operations Center which can be reached at 732-414-3239.