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SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.
Additional Resources Being Deployed to Assist If Outages Occur
MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is closely tracking the severe storm that is expected to bring heavy rains and wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour to the region tomorrow into Thursday. In anticipation of the severe weather the company has activated its storm response plan.
All available JCP&L crews and support personnel are prepared to work around-the-clock, as needed, to restore service should weather-related outages occur.
Other steps JCP&L is taking to prepare for the severe weather include:
JCP&L customers can also utilize a new free smartphone app to report outages and access important information and services related to their electric accounts. The app is available for Apple® iPhone® and Android™ smartphones. Customers can use the keyword "FirstEnergy" to locate the apps in the online store. A new mobile website is also available to customers who use a smartphone to visit www.jcp-l.com.
FirstEnergy customer call centers will be fully staffed. Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the "Report Outage" link on www.firstenergycorp.com.
For updated information on the company's current outages, FirstEnergy's storm restoration process and tips for staying safe, visit the 24/7 Power Center at www.firstenergycorp.com/outages. JCP&L customers can find the latest information on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JCPandL or on Twitter @JCP_L.
Customers can take the following steps to prepare for the possibility of outages caused by winter storms:
JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. JCP&L serves 1.1 million customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.
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