Jersey Central Power and Light company gear up for Tropical Storm Isaias

Posted at 7:56 AM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 07:59:17-04

NEW JERSEY — The employees at Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) are gearing up to respond to any emergencies caused by Tropical Storm Isaias.

The utility company serves more than one million customers in central and northern New Jersey.

JCP&L Spokesperson Clifford Cole spoke to PIX11 about what preparations they’re making as the storm approaches.

According to JCP&L, crews are ready and stationed in certain areas to respond quickly to potential power outages.

JCP&L is also not new to responding to big storms and downed power lines. Cole said downed lines are always a problem and will likely be an issue during Tropical Storm Isaias.

Anyone who comes across a downed power line should stay clear of it.

Those who have an outage can report it online or through the phone.

Not only is the energy company prepared for the storm, they also have to implement social distancing precautions as the country continues to fight the pandemic. Cole said they have taken measures to ensure safety among employees and customers.