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Atlantic City Electric Ready to Keep Homes and Businesses Warm and Bright This Winter

Atlantic City Electric Ready to Keep Homes and Businesses Warm and Bright This Winter

Customers encouraged to take essential steps to prepare for whatever winter may bring

 

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (November 9, 2018) – Atlantic City Electric has taken essential steps to ready the local energy grid and provide customers with safe and reliable electric this winter. The local energy company has completed this work to prepare for colder temperatures and wintry weather – part of the $312 million the company spends each year to modernize the local energy grid, perform maintenance and inspections, and enhance existing infrastructure.

 

“Each day work is being performed to further enhance reliability for customers and harden our system against severe weather,” said Gary Stockbridge, Atlantic City Electric region president. “Our preparation efforts are central to being ready to respond safely and quickly when customers need us this winter. It’s this seasonal preparation, as well as year-round investments in the reliability and resiliency of our system, that have helped us deliver the most reliable service in the company’s history in recent years.”

 

On the local electric grid, preparation includes inspecting and upgrading equipment; trimming trees, which cause about 40 percent of power outages; building new underground equipment; and installing stronger, tree-resistant aerial cable. Atlantic City Electric also continues to install smart technology that can automatically identify the location of damage, restore service more quickly, or isolate damage. Ongoing investments in the local energy grid have resulted in a 40 percent decrease in the frequency of outages for customers over the last five years.

 

Just as Atlantic City Electric prepares, customers should also prepare.

  • Assemble an emergency storm kit. Include battery-powered radio or TV, flashlight, a first-aid kit, battery-powered or windup clock, extra batteries, special needs items, medications, multi-purpose tool, cell phones with chargers, and list of important and emergency phone numbers.
  • Apply insulation, caulking, and weather stripping around your home to keep out the cold.
  • Have a supply of bottled water and easy-to-prepare, non-perishable foods available.
  • Keep a flashlight with fresh batteries on each floor of your home.
  • Identify an alternate location for you and/or your family in case of extended outage.
  • Review the manufacturer’s instructions for safe operations of your generator. Do not connect a generator directly to your home’s wiring. Never use a generator indoors or any enclosed area.
  • Download Atlantic City Electric’s app at atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp to keep informed during a storm.

 

Atlantic City Electric’s preparation efforts also include conducting emergency response drills, testing computer and emergency systems, reviewing emergency processes and procedures, and coordinating closely with government and community partners. The company also participates in collaborative emergency response exercises with its Exelon sister companies – BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco – to ensure each can provide seamless support during a storm. During the series of nor’easters last March, this coordination allowed crews from ComEd to quickly respond and support power restoration efforts in the hardest hit parts of the East Coast.

 

Being prepared is a responsibility everyone should take seriously. If a severe storm hits, monitor local weather reports regularly and follow the advice of local emergency management officials. Immediately report a downed wire or service issue by calling 1-800-833-7476​, visiting atlanticcityelectric.com, or through the company’s mobile app.

 

More tips, resources and safety information are available at atlanticcityelectric.com/storm.

 

To learn more about Atlantic City Electric, visit The Source, Atlantic City Electric’s online news room. Find additional information about Atlantic City Electric by visiting atlanticcityelectric.com. Follow the company on Facebook at facebook.com/atlanticcityelectric and on Twitter at twitter.com/acelecconnect. Atlantic City Electric’s mobile app is available at atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp.

 

Atlantic City Electric Ready to Keep Homes and Businesses Warm and Bright This Winter2018-12-19T14:10:53-04:00

Borough of Stone Harbor ~ Progress Report on Hazard Mitigation Initiatives

Borough of Stone Harbor ~ Progress Report on Hazard Mitigation Initiatives

Please click on the link below to view the detailed progress report on Hazard Mitigation Initiatives that the Borough of Stone Harbor has chosen to pursue in the future to reduce the effects of hazards. Some of these initiatives may be previous actions carried forward for this plan update. These initiatives are dependent upon available funding (grants and local match availability) and may be modified or omitted at any time based on the occurrence of new hazard events and changes in municipal priorities. Both the four FEMA mitigation action categories and the six CRS mitigation action categories are listed in the table below to further demonstrate the wide-range of activities and mitigation measures selected.

Table A summarizes the comprehensive-range of specific mitigation initiatives.

Table B provides a summary of each action and the progress of all proposed mitigation initiatives for the Plan update.

Progress Report of Hazard Mitigation Initiatives

Borough of Stone Harbor ~ Progress Report on Hazard Mitigation Initiatives2018-10-15T15:31:34-04:00

Stone Harbor Launches Participation in the “Recycle Coach” APP

Stone Harbor Launches Participation in the “Recycle Coach” APP

Not sure what can be recycled?  When your trash and recycling days are?  Bulk Trash Pick-up day?

The Borough of Stone Harbor Public Works Department has launched “Recycle Coach”, a free app designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to Borough residents and visitors and engage the public in the principles of “Reduce, Re-use and Recycle.”

Recycle Coach provides accurate, up-to-date information on Stone Harbor recycling schedules in a handy, user-friendly mobile format.

By simply typing in an item such as “batteries” the APP can provide your with information on how to properly dispose.

View the Details of this innovative project on the Borough website:

Borough of Stone Harbor Department of Public Works

Check out the new Recycle Coach for detailed  recycling information and a downloadable APP!

Stone Harbor Launches Participation in the “Recycle Coach” APP2018-09-24T11:17:17-04:00

Portuguese Man O’War Sightings Along New Jersey Coast

Portuguese Man O’War Sightings Along New Jersey Coast

Please be alert when walking on our beautiful beaches and swimming in the ocean.

There have been sightings of Portoguese Man O’War along the New Jersey Coastline and beachgoers are advised to know what the species looks like and use caution when one is encountered.

The Portuguese man o’ war is not a jellyfish.

Amazingly, although it looks like a single animal, the Portuguese man o’ war is actually a colony of animals. The colony comprises several different types of genetically identical animals called zooids.

The Portuguese man o’ war is unable to physically propel itself through the water. Instead, the colony is moved around by winds, ocean currents and tides.

The Portuguese man o’ war’s venom is potent, and contact with its tentacles can cause severe pain and whip-like injuries. However the sting is rarely life-threatening.

If a Portuguese Man O’ War is encountered do not touch them as their sting remains potent even in dead colonies and detached tentacles. Be careful if you see one that has been washed up onto the beach!

Portuguese Man O’War Sightings Along New Jersey Coast2018-09-21T10:29:30-04:00

Off Season Residential Property Check Available to Homeowners

OFF SEASON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY CHECK AVAILABLE TO HOMEOWNERS

The Stone Harbor Police Department wants to ensure that all homeowners are aware that off season residential property checks are available.  Since the Borough of Stone Harbor is a seasonal resort the Police Department can routinely inspect the exterior of your property  to make sure that it is secure.

This is a “Free” service that the department offers to property owners.  Any homeowner interested in participating needs to complete the attached form and return.

Off Season Residential Property Check

The Police Department encourages all property owners who are interested in this service to return the completed form by October 15th, 2018.

Once the form is returned the Police Department is then aware that the property is vacant and will have up to date contact information in the event of an emergency.

If you should have any questions regarding this service please e-mail shpd@police.stone-harbor.nj.us

Off Season Residential Property Check Available to Homeowners2018-08-31T14:45:13-04:00

Need Parking? We Have Suggestions…..

Need Parking? Did you know that the Beachfront parking lot located at 95th Street and First Avenue, is FREE after 5pm only two short blocks to the business district!!

The parking lot located between 93rd Street and 94th Street on Second Avenue is also free – ALL DAY!!!  Also available at this location is an Electric Car Charging station supplied by UGO Stations.

Save time driving around looking for the perfect parking space and save $$ – no meter fees!

Need Parking? We Have Suggestions…..2018-08-08T15:46:02-04:00

Help us Help the Diamond Back Terrapin Turtles

Help save the turtles! 

Take this quick 2-3 minute survey by Sunday, July 22nd to help researchers at The Wetlands Institute gain a better understanding of the public’s awareness of a new conservation effort being implemented in Stone Harbor this summer to reduce road mortality rates of diamondback terrapins. 

Results will be kept anonymous and used to improve these conservation strategies. 

Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DXT8F3B    

 

Help us Help the Diamond Back Terrapin Turtles2018-07-09T15:02:05-04:00

Presentation 6/19/18 Council Work Session ~ Plastics in the Environment

A discussion on ordinance introduction to eliminate the use of polystyrene/plastic foam and single-use plastic products and other non-locally recyclable and non-properly compostable food packaging in order to protect the marine life and wild life of the surrounding waterways of Stone Harbor, maximize the operating life of landfills and lessen the economic and environmental costs of managing waste was completed at the June 19th, 2018 Council Work Session Meeting.

To View the presentation that was presented please click on the following link:

Plastics in the Environment_SH Council

Stone Harbor appreciates your efforts to keep our town “The Seashore at its Best” 

 

Presentation 6/19/18 Council Work Session ~ Plastics in the Environment2018-06-29T11:40:47-04:00