Emergency Info as Howell Area Faces Impact of Nor'Easter
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Update 1:22 p.m. Wednesday:
Jersey Central Power & Light says there could be power outages lasting a day or more, the utility said.
JCP&L, much criticized for its handling of Hurricane Sandy outages, is warning customers on its web page that the impending winter storm could knock out power to some for 24 hours or more.
"We recommend that our customers have enough supplies to provide for the safety and welfare of all persons and pets in their household," said a warning on the utility's web site. "These supplies should include nonperishable food items, drinking water, a battery-powered radio, flashlights, batteries, blankets and other basic staples. We also urge customers to stay away from all downed power lines."
The utility is giving out storm preparation tips at: www.firstenergycorp.com/storminfo.
JCP&L recommends calling 888-544-4877 (1-888-LIGHTSS), if you experience a power outage.
As of 1:30 p.m. there are no outages reported in Howell.
- If you haven't already done so, sign up for Global Connect, Howell Township's emergency notification service for notices from the Howell Township Office of Emergency Management.
- Power outages - JCP&L: 1-888-LIGHTSS (544-4877), a current power outage map is here.
- Phone service or FIOS television, call Verizon: 1-800-837-4966
- Cable TV service, Cablevision: 866-633-0193; Comcast: 866-922-0693
- Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management: (732) 431-7911
- Tips: http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes
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