For Immediate Release
LANDING, N.J. (June 22, 2016) - Atlantic City Electric (ACE) is closely
monitoring the approach of a cold front that may generate damaging severe
thunderstorms similar to the storms that swept through the region on Tuesday,
knocking out power to about 39,000 customers in Cape May County. The forecast
calls for the chance of more severe thunderstorms moving through the region Thursday
morning and continuing into the evening that could generate wind gusts up to 60
mph, lightning, hail and the possibility of a tornado.
These storms could
damage the electric system and cause power outages. Atlantic City Electric will
work around the clock to restore any power outages that may occur. In addition
to internal crews, ACE has overhead line contractors and tree-trimming
personnel available if needed to assist in any restoration effort.
Should Atlantic City Electric need assistance,
the company can draw upon resources from the Exelon family of companies
including those from Baltimore Gas & Electric, PECO in Philadelphia and
ComEd in Chicago.
City Electric is prepared for the storms, the company also reminds customers to
be ready for the possibility of outages.
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.
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 atlanticcityelectric.com or through the company's
ACE also provides a
"Weathering the Storm Fact Sheet" that can be downloaded from its website atlanticcityelectric.com. For more information about Atlantic City
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