Power companies make preparations for Hurricane Joaquin

Power companies across New Jersey are getting ready for a possible impact from Hurricane Joaquin.

Power companies make preparations for Hurricane Joaquin

Power companies make preparations for Hurricane Joaquin (10/1/15)

MORRISTOWN - Power companies across New Jersey are getting ready for a possible impact from Hurricane Joaquin.

Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G), New Jersey's largest utility, says it is taking every precaution.

We are activating our emergency protocol and personnel, and performing system checks on critical transmission and distribution equipment. Also, we are requesting mutual aid from other utilities, securing additional tree crews and ensuring the availability of materials and supplies, says John Latka, senior vice president of electric and gas operations for PSE&G.

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) says it is also closely monitoring the storm.

"As we prepare for this storm, we are implementing many of the lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy, including using new technology and processes to help accelerate the restoration efforts," says Tony Hurley, JCP&L vice president of Operations. "We also are working to secure additional linemen and other personnel to assist with outage restoration efforts, and have engaged our staging site vendor, if needed."

People across New Jersey are urged to continue monitoring the storm, have a plan and purchase any emergency supplies needed.

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