For Immediate Release
LANDING, N.J. (June 11, 2016) - Severe thunderstorms have impacted the
Atlantic City Electric (ACE) service territory over the past week resulting in
service interruptions for thousands of customers in the most impacted areas. We
are closely monitoring a forecast that calls for the chance of severe
thunderstorms moving through the region this afternoon and into tonight that
will include heavy rain, high winds and lightning.
While Atlantic City Electric is
prepared for the storms, the company also reminds customers to be ready for the
possibility of outages.
Electric will work around the clock to restore any power outages that may
occur. In addition to internal crews, ACE has overhead line contractors
available if needed. Restoration
will not begin until it is safe for crews to perform work. When winds exceed 35
mph, work from bucket trucks is suspended until it is safe for crews to
Atlantic City Electric encourages
customers to have an emergency kit, including a flashlight, battery-powered
clock and radio, extra batteries, non-perishable food, manual can opener,
bottled water and a list of important phone numbers. All items can be placed
into a large cooler which can be used at home and is easy to grab if a person
has to leave home quickly.
If a personal generator is needed,
never use indoors or inside an attached garage. A portable generator is an
internal combustion engine that exhausts a deadly gas called carbon monoxide or
CO. Also, do not connect a generator directly to the home's wiring. If a
generator is plugged into the electrical circuits of a home, power can
back-feed into the utility company lines which can injure or kill utility
workers fixing downed power lines. It also can cause downed lines to re-energize.
Customers are asked to please
report any outages and to stay away from any downed wires.? To report outages
and/or downed wires, please call 1-800-833-7476, follow the prompts, and please
ask for a call back to confirm that power has been restored. Outages also may
be reported through or through atlanticcityelectric.com or the company's mobile app.
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