For Immediate Release
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Atlantic City Electric reminds customers that it is still hurricane season and to be prepared in the event a hurricane or any severe weather affects our region. Hurricane season officially began June 1 and lasts until November 30. September is National Preparedness Month.
"It's very important residents be prepared, especially during hurricane season, have an emergency plan in place, and have an assembled emergency storm kit ready if needed," said Vince Maione, Region President, Atlantic City Electric. "Atlantic City Electric is prepared for what is predicted to be a very active hurricane season."
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook forecasts the likelihood of 13 to 19 named storms, including six to nine hurricanes with winds topping 74 mph. Three to five storms could reach major hurricane status with sustained winds of 111 mph or more.
Atlantic City Electric Emergency Preparedness Tips for residents
Assemble an emergency storm kit containing:
Additional tips are available in our "Storm Preparation Handbook" at atlanticcityelectric.com.
Customers should call 1-800-833-7476 to report power outages or to report a downed wire. It's very important people stay clear of any downed wires.
Find additional information by visiting www.atlanticcityelectric.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticcityelectric and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/acelecconnect. Our mobile app is available at www.atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp.