JCP&L Urges Customers To Prepare For Severe Summer Storms

Warmer weather is upon us, bringing the sunshine and fun that we all love about summertime. The hot summer months are also typically a period of higher electric use as customers stay cool, with the potential for seasonal storms.

JCP&L says it has taken proactive steps to enhance service reliability and help keep power flowing as temperatures rise.

You, too, can take steps to minimize any potential challenges that occur should a summer storm impact electric service. Here are tips to prepare for whatever Mother Nature might have in store this season.

Prepare for outages before they happen by having the following items on hand:

  • Fully charged mobile devices and car charger or battery pack.
  • Flashlight, portable radio and extra batteries.
  • Extra blankets or a sleeping bag for each person.
  • First-aid kit.
  • Emergency supply of bottled water and convenience foods that do not require cooking.

View more storm prep tips.

If you should lose power, manage through safely by following these tips:

  • Assume all downed or low-hanging power lines are energized and dangerous. Stay at least 30 feet away from the line and anything it might be touching. Report downed lines ASAP to 9-1-1.
  • If using a backup generator for emergency power, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use it safely.
  • Use a flashlight or battery-powered lantern for light. Use care when burning candles; open flames are a dangerous fire hazard.

View more power outage tips.

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