Hurricane Sandy in Toms River: Numbers to Keep Handy

Local resources, phone numbers

The Toms River Hurricane Hotline number is currently down. Residents should call 732-349-0150 for any hurricane questions.

Toms River has activated its Hurricane Emergency Hotline for 4 p.m. Sunday and onward: 732-818-9901.

As Hurricane Sandy approaches the Jersey Shore, emergency workers are reminding people that call volume skyrockets during a crisis. Many of the calls are non-emergency calls that could be better handled by another agency. 

The following is a partial list of phone numbers to call releated to specific problems you may have:

Hurricane Readiness Tips: http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

  • Power outages, call JCP&L: 1-888-LIGHTSS (544-4877) A current power outage map is here.
  • Phone service or FIOS television, call Verizon: 1-800-837-4966
  • Cable TV service, Cablevision: 866-633-0193; Comcast (Toms River): 866-922-0693
  • Ocean County Office of Emergency Management, call 732-341-3451.
  • Local traffic map is here. Statewide traffic map from State Police, DOT is here at NJ511.
  • Toms River Police, non-emergency: 732-349-0150.
  • Toms River Public Works:  732-341-1000
  • Ocean County Parks and Recreation parks close at dusk normally. For county park closure updates, call 877-627-2757, and then option 3.
  • Toms River Halloween Parade Oct. 31 is postponed and a rescheduled date will be announced after the storm response.

Toms River has activated its Hurricane Emergency Hotline for 4 p.m. Sunday and onward: 732-818-9901.


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