For Immediate Release
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Atlantic City Electric is monitoring a weather forecast over
the next two days that calls for heavy rain that could cause localized flooding
and gusty winds that may impact the company's service territory, as well as continuing
to closely monitor the track of Hurricane Joaquin.
has declared a state of emergency with flooding concerns for coastal
communities and for residents along the Delaware Bay. This includes the
counties of Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem, all of which are served
by Atlantic City Electric.
City Electric has crews prepared to restore any potential outages, but
customers should be prepared for the possibility of power outages that can last for a short period of time or multiple
days depending on the damage to the system. In addition to internal linemen,
Atlantic City Electric has overhead line contractors and tree crews ready to be
deployed. We have also had discussions with the North Atlantic Mutual
Assistance (NAMA) and Southeastern Electric Exchange (SEE) groups to secure
outside utility crews.
City Electric is also in contact with local emergency management officials including
the Red Cross and our Call Centers are staffed
and prepared for this event.
High winds can bring tree limbs into
contact with power lines causing power outages. We will work around the clock
to restore any outages that may occur, however for the safety of the overhead
line personnel, if sustained winds reach 35 mph, work that requires raising a
bucket/arm boom will be interrupted until it is safe for the crews to continue.
is our No. 1 priority. We urge our customers to stay clear of working crews and
any wires hanging loose from poles or lying on the ground. Customers should
always assume that downed wires are energized and avoid them. Customers are
asked to immediately report a downed wire by calling 1-800-833-7476.
also ask customers to let us know if they lose their power. They can report
outages by calling 1-800-833-7476, visiting www.atlanticcityelectric.com
or through our mobile app, available for download at www.atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp. It's important that customers report their outages and
request a call back to verify their power has been restored.
Customers should check their emergency
supply kits and be prepared in case they do lose
power. Emergency kits should include a
battery-powered radio or television, flashlight, a first-aid kit,
battery-powered or windup clock, extra batteries, special needs items and medications,
cash, an insulated cooler and a list of important and emergency phone numbers.
Identify a safe alternate
location in case of an extended outage. Tune to local news broadcasts for the latest weather and emergency
Find additional information and updates by visiting www.atlanticcityelectric.com. Follow us on
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our mobile app at www.atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp.