Power companies add extra crews, contractors to deal with potential issues from Hermine

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.

Power companies in New Jersey are adding extra crews, contractors to deal with potential issues from Tropical Storm Hermine.

Power companies in New Jersey are adding extra crews, contractors to deal with potential issues from Tropical Storm Hermine. (9/4/16)

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. 

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