RED BANK - Power companies in New Jersey are gearing up for the effects of Hermine.

PSE&G and JCP&L are staffing extra crews and contractors in New Jersey.

Workers are on standby as high winds from the storm could potentially bring down trees and power lines. 

PSE&G has more than 1,100 line and tree contractors to respond to issues that may arise, while JCP&L has 2,400 workers ready.

Hermine made landfall as a hurricane in Florida last week. It brought flooding and power outages to parts of Florida and Georgia before being downgraded to a tropical storm and churning up along the East Coast.