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Winter Storm Weather Tips

Release Date: February 04, 2014

The Morris County Office of Emergency Management advises all residents to use common sense this winter season.  Please click here for some basic tips to keep in mind during severe winter weather .  Please click here to view the Mendham Township Office of Emergency Management emergency preparedness guide.

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FirstEnergy Utility Company Offers Contact Information and Tips for Customers If Severe Weather Causes Power Outages:

FirstEnergy 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 via smartphone.

For updated information on the company’s storm preparation efforts, current
outages, FirstEnergy’s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe, customers are
urged to visit the 24/7 Power Center at or via twitter:  JCP&L: @JCP_L

FirstEnergy’s new texting and alert services and continued enhancements to its
website and outage maps have made it easier for customers to report outages and obtain
restoration information.

Customers can subscribe to receive alert notifications via email or text message that
contain information about bills, weather conditions that may impact electrical service, or
updates on reported outages. Customers also can use text messaging to report outages,
request updates on restoration efforts, and make other inquiries about their electric
accounts.  Customers can sign up for text messaging by texting REG to 544487 (LIGHTS).
Additional sign-up instructions, a guide to texting codes and terms and conditions, can be
found online at

The alert and text message services are provided free of charge to FirstEnergy
customers; however, mobile carriers may charge customers to send and receive text
messages or utilize data services. Customers should contact their carrier for more details
about message and data rates.

The alert and text messaging services are the latest additions to the suite of mobile
technology recently introduced for customers. Earlier this year, the company launched
smartphone apps for Apple® iPhone® and Android™ devices, and a mobile website that is
accessible by using a smartphone to visit Customers can also
view power outages on FirstEnergy’s mobile-accessible 24/7 Power Center outage maps or
receive information, view photos and watch video on the company’s social media

Outage Preparation Tips
Customers can take the following steps to prepare for the possibility of outages
caused by severe storms:
· Keep a flashlight and extra batteries handy. Use care when burning candles; open
flames are a fire hazard.
· If you have a water well and pump, keep an emergency supply of bottled water
and/or fill your bathtub with fresh water.
· Stock an emergency supply of convenience foods that do not require cooking.
· Keep a battery-powered radio with extra batteries on hand. Tune to a local station
for current storm information.
· Have a hard-wired telephone or a charged cell phone handy in the event you need
to report your electricity is out. Mobile phones can be charged in your vehicle
using a car charger when the power is out. If you have a smart phone, this will
ensure you have access to online information sources.
Downed Wires
· Customers should immediately report downed wires to their local utility or
local police or fire department. Customers should never go near a downed
power line, even if they think it's no longer carrying electricity.
· Don’t try to remove trees or tree limbs from power lines. Wait for utility crews
to arrive.
Customer Generators
· Emergency power generators offer an option for customers needing or wanting
uninterrupted service. However, to ensure the safety of the home’s occupants
as well as that of utility company employees who may be working on power
lines in the area, the proper generator should be selected and installed by a
qualified electrician. When operating a generator, the power coming into the
home should always be disconnected. Otherwise, power from the generator
could be sent back onto the utility lines, creating a hazardous situation for
utility workers.
FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and
operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation’s
largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter

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