September is National Preparedness Month – Important Reminder from Atlantic City Electric

September is National Preparedness Month – Important Reminder from Atlantic City Electric

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Atlantic City Electric reminds customers, residents and business owners that hurricane season lasts until November 30 and to be prepared in the event a hurricane or any severe weather affects our region.

“It’s very important residents and businesses have an emergency plan in place and take the necessary precautions to protect your family, home and business,” said Vince Maione, Region President, Atlantic City Electric. “Atlantic City Electric is prepared for what is predicted to be a very active hurricane season.”

  • Customers should assemble an emergency storm kit containing essential items including non-perishable foods, bottled water, first-aid kit, prescription medications and special medical or infant supplies.
  • Make sure cell phones are charged prior to a storm.
  • Protect and unplug electronic equipment.
  • Follow the advice of local emergency management officials.
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions when using a portable generator and use only when necessary.
  • If you or someone you know relies on life-support equipment that requires electricity to operate, identify a location with emergency power capabilities and make plans to go there during a prolonged outage.

The company’s mobile app is available at www.atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp for convenient access to important information during a storm. Atlantic City Electric customers should call 1-800-833-7476 to report outages or to report a downed wire.

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At Atlantic City Electric, we understand the inconvenience and expense that can happen to businesses when there is no electricity. That is why a reliable and resilient electric grid is so important. To help keep businesses up and running and protect its electric system from storm damage, Atlantic City Electric will continue to make significant infrastructure investments of approximately $100 million per year over the next five years to further improve service reliability and system resiliency.

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