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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 Winter2019-04-02T14:21:31-04:00

Stone Harbor Christmas Parade Cancelled

Stone Harbor Christmas Parade Cancelled

Unfortunately the Stone Harbor Christmas Parade has been Cancelled due to impending weather conditions and will not be rescheduled.

 

The Borough of Stone Harbor wishes everyone a very Happy Holiday Season!!

Stone Harbor Christmas Parade Cancelled2018-11-28T09:47:32-04:00

Stone Harbor Coastal Flood Watch in Effect 10/26/18

Friday, October 26, 3:28pm: Coastal Flood Watch, Flash Flood Watch Issued

2018-10-26 15:28:20 swahl

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Watch for barrier island communities of southern New Jersey for Saturday, October 27th, from Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon.  A Wind Advisory has also been issued from Friday at Midnight through Saturday at 11:00am.  A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from early Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon for the potential for two to three inches of rain.

A coastal storm will form off the coast Friday night which will bring rain, heavy at times; strong gusty winds approaching 50mph; and moderate coastal flooding at time of high tide Saturday.  High tide occurs Saturday at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Saturday at 10:16am.  Street flooding is very likely at time of high tide in flood prone areas.  Never attempt to drive on any street or through any intersection that is flooded as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and creates an unnecessary wake that can damage private and public property.

Between two to three inches of rain is possible from this storm event.  Some street flooding from heavy rain is possible in advance of the tidal flooding on Saturday morning.  Property owners should secure any objects that may become airborne, including trash cans and light patio furniture.  Contractors should secure their work sites on Friday for the anticipated strong winds Friday night into Saturday.

If you have any emergency, dial 911.  If you have a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.  Continue to follow traditional media outlets for updates on this weather forecast.

Here is the text of the Flash Flood Watch, the Coastal Flood Watch and the Wind Advisory courtesy of the National Weather Service:

Flash Flood Watch

 

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT SATURDAY THROUGH

SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

 

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a

 

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of the New Jersey shore and

Middlesex County.

 

* From 2 AM EDT Saturday through Saturday afternoon

 

* Two to three inches of rain with locally higher amounts are

expected late tonight into Saturday morning, associated with

the coastal storm which will be affecting the region.

 

* Leaf clogged drains and coastal flooding could further

exacerbate flooding issues. If the axis of heaviest rainfall

develops further inland, urban areas of Middlesex and Monmouth

Counties in particular could see quick rises on small streams

and roadway flooding.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

A Flash Flood Watch means that there is the potential for flash

flooding which can be life-threatening. Heavy rain is expected to

occur over a short period of time. Rapidly rising flood waters

may quickly inundate roadways and areas of poor drainage. Streams

and creeks could leave their banks, flooding nearby properties.

 

Please monitor the forecast, especially if you live in a location

that is prone to flooding. Be prepared to take action if a flash

flood warning is issued for your area.

 

Wind Advisory

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

306 PM EDT Fri Oct 26 2018

 

Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-

Southeastern Burlington-

Including the cities of Hammonton, Cape May Court House,

Ocean City, Atlantic City, and Wharton State Forest

306 PM EDT Fri Oct 26 2018

 

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 11 AM

EDT SATURDAY…

 

* WINDS…East 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

 

* TIMING…From late tonight through Saturday morning.

 

* IMPACTS…Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree

limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

A Wind Advisory means that very windy conditions are expected.

Winds this strong can make driving difficult…especially for

high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. Light-weight outdoor

objects such as patio furniture and garbage cans should be

secured.

Coastal Flood Watch

Coastal Hazard Message

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

334 AM EDT Fri Oct 26 2018

Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-

…COASTAL FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING

THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

* LOCATIONS…Southern New Jersey shore.

* TIMING…High tide on the ocean front is between 9 and 10 AM

EDT Saturday morning. High tide will occur later on back bays.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…One to two feet of saltwater

inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying areas

near shorelines and tidal waterways. At this level, widespread

flooding of roadways is expected with many roads becoming

impassable. Lives may be at risk when people put themselves in

harm`s way. Some damage to vulnerable structures may begin to

occur.

 

* WAVES…7 to 10 feet on the ocean front.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

A Coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for

flooding are expected to develop.

 

Be prepared to begin taking appropriate action to protect life

and property. Follow the recommendations of local emergency

management officials. Be sure to check the latest forecast from

time to time in case a warning is issued or any new information

becomes available.

 

Stone Harbor Coastal Flood Watch in Effect 10/26/182018-11-07T12:00:52-04:00