Atlantic County is offering free ice, water to residents affected by the power outages stemming from the past weekend's storms and thousands remain in the dark this morning as repair crews work to restore outages.

Atlantic County residents affected by the power outages and weekend storms can pick up one 40-pound bag of ice and one 24-bottle case of water per car free of charge at the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. today.

Approximately 63,500 Atlantic City Electric customers are affected by power outages as of 3:15 p.m., according to the utility. Repair crews are out working frantically to restore power.

Residents looking for some relief from the heat can head over to cooling stations that have been set up and will be open 24 hours a day, according to Atlantic County spokesperson. The cooling stations can be found at Dorothy Fire Hall, Northfield City Hall, and Margate Terrace (610 N. Fredericksburg Avenue, Margate).  County library branches are open to the public as well, offering cool air conditioning at all locations except for Mays Landing, Egg Harbor Township and Ventor.

Additional Cooling Stations

  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Absecon - Until 6 p.m.
  • Brigantine Community Center - Until 5 p.m.
  • Richland Fire Hall - Until 6 p.m.
  • Buena Vista Township city hall - until 6 p.m.
  • Alder Avenue School, EHT - noon to 8 p.m.
  • Linwood City Hall - Until 5 p.m.
  • Mullica Township town hall - Until 4:30 p.m.
  • Pleasantville high rise, 140 N. Main Street - Until 5 p.m.
  • Somers Point City Hall - Until 4 p.m.

Home-delivered meal services and county senior services remain in service.


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