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  • JCP&L Restoring Service to Customers Affected by Winter Storm
    video links There has been no flooding at JCP L substations Additionally JCP L has taken the following steps Initiated update calls with officials Activated its Emergency Command Center Activated its Incident Command System Communicated with emergency management officials state officials regulators and local officials about storm preparation efforts Arranged for additional contractor crews Staffed additional dispatchers and analysts at regional dispatch offices Customers who are without power are encouraged to report their outage by calling 888 LIGHTSS 888 544 4877 or through the following channels Website Visit www jcp l com from a computer or smartphone App Download JCP L s free app for your phone Text message Text OUT to 544487 New users will be prompted to register their account Standard message and data rates may apply Customers who report their outages can view their personal outage status by subscribing to receive FirstEnergy s text or email alert notifications by logging in to their online account on the website or by texting STAT to 544487 Customers who have not registered their account online can still review general outage information for their community on the company s 24 7 Power Center outage maps JCP L reminds customers to immediately report downed wires to their utility at 888 LIGHTSS 888 544 4877 or to their local police or fire department Customers should never go near a downed wire even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity Extra care caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris In the event of an outage customers can take these steps to stay safe and warm Bundle up in a room away from an outside wall using sleeping bags blankets and warm clothing Use a sturdy fireplace screen when using a fireplace or wood

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/jcp-l-restoring-service-to-customers-affected-by-winter-storm.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Media Advisory - Winter Storm Update - Noon
    most affected by high winds and heavy snow include Jersey Central Power Light s central New Jersey service area Metropolitan Edison Met Ed in eastern Pennsylvania Mon Power in West Virginia and Potomac Edison in Maryland and West Virginia Poor road conditions coupled with continuing heavy snowfall continue to hamper crews efforts to access areas with damage to make repairs In all areas crews continue to make repairs as any new outage calls are received Current company updates include JCP L Currently about 37 000 are without power as a result of the weather Overall since the storm began approximately 90 000 JCP L customers lost power with more than a third of the total the result of an equipment problem in Ocean County All customers affected by that outage have been restored No substation flooding issues have been reported Met Ed Crews are making repairs to about 300 customers without power Approximately 2 000 customers who lost power earlier due to the weather have been restored Mon Power Sporadic power outages have been reported and repaired Potomac Edison Few power outages have been reported For updated information on the company s current outages FirstEnergy s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe visit the 24 7 Power Center at www firstenergycorp com outages Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1 888 LIGHTSS 1 888 544 4877 to report their outage or click the Report Outage link on www firstenergycorp com Customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department Customers should never go near a downed power line even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity Extra caution should be exercised in areas where downed wires may be tangled in downed tree branches or other debris

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-media-advisory---winter-storm-update---noon.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Utilities Mobilizing Additional Resources to Help in Areas Impacted by Winter Storm
    in Maryland or Jersey Central Power Light s JCP L service areas in northern and central New Jersey Hazard responders from FirstEnergy s corporate office in Akron also are traveling to JCP L while local electrical contractors will assist as needed FirstEnergy can rapidly deploy resources across our six state service area to help restore service to customers more quickly said Mark Julian vice president Utility Operations FirstEnergy Local crews working along with those deployed from other FirstEnergy companies not impacted by the storm make a strong team to help get the restoration job done The heavy snow and high winds could result in difficult travel conditions for FirstEnergy crews Poor road conditions coupled with the ongoing snowfall could hamper efforts to access areas with damage to make repairs Customers should never go near a downed power line even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris In the event of severe weather customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department When outages do occur customers are reminded to immediately report the outage to their utility Customer outage reports are the first step to help the company pinpoint damage locations and restore power more quickly Outages can be reported by calling 888 LIGHTSS 888 544 4877 or through the following channels Website Visit www firstenergycorp com from a computer or smartphone App Download your utility s free app for your phone Text message Text OUT to 544487 New users will be prompted to register their account Standard message and data rates may apply In addition to the alert notification service customers who report their outages can view their personal outage status information by logging in to their online account on the website or by texting STAT to 544487 Customers who have not registered their account online can still review general outage information for their community on the company s 24 7 Power Center outage maps FirstEnergy customer call centers also will be fully staffed In the event of an outage customers can take these steps to stay safe and warm Bundle up in a room away from an outside wall using sleeping bags blankets and warm clothing Use a sturdy fireplace screen when using a fireplace or wood burning stove to prevent a house fire Never use a gas stove charcoal grill or lantern intended for outdoor use inside your home That could produce a buildup of deadly carbon monoxide gas Use battery operated lanterns and flashlights for illumination rather than burning candles which present a fire hazard Never use a portable generator inside the house or a closed garage Ensure the proper generator is selected and installed by a qualified electrician While operating a generator power coming into the home must be disconnected to prevent power from the generator from being sent back on to the utility lines and endangering utility workers FirstEnergy

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-utilities-mobilizing-additional-resources-to-help-in.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Media Advisory - Winter Storm Media Inquiries
    Newsroom Home News Releases FirstEnergy Media Advisor FirstEnergy Media Advisory Winter Storm Media Inquiries Topics Storm Updates Storm Preparedness All media interested in news about power outages in any FirstEnergy utility company territory during this weekend s major winter storm should call the company s media hotline at 888 233 3583 This number is staffed 24 7 This service will put you in touch with media representatives from any FirstEnergy utility including Jersey Central Power and Light Potomac Edison Mon Power and Met Ed where the storm is anticipated to bring the most severe weather FirstEnergy utilities include Ohio Edison The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison in Ohio Metropolitan Edison Company Met Ed Pennsylvania Electric Company Penelec Pennsylvania Power Penn Power and West Penn Power in Pennsylvania Mon Power in West Virginia Potomac Edison in Maryland and Jersey Central Power Light in New Jersey Connect with the companies online www firstenergycorp com On Twitter OhioEdison IlluminatingCo ToledoEdison Met Ed Penelec Penn Power W Penn Power JCP L MonPowerWV PotomacEdison On Facebook www Facebook com OhioEdison www Facebook com ToledoEdison www Facebook com IlluminatingCo www Facebook com MetEdElectric www Facebook com PenelecElectric www Facebook com PennPower www Facebook com WestPennPower www

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-media-advisory---winter-storm-media-inquiries.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy's Alert Notification Service Can Help Customers Stay Connected if Winter Storms Cause Power Outages
    Power Light in New Jersey Customers who register their accounts online at www firstenergycorp com can subscribe to text or email alert notifications on topics including weather alerts in advance of severe storms updates on reported outages including the best available restoration time outage cause and crew status notification of planned outages and billing information The alert notification service is part of FirstEnergy s wide array of communication tools that can make it easier for customers to receive accurate and timely information from their electric utility These tools complement a broader effort by FirstEnergy s utilities to strengthen and enhance the electric system and expedite power restoration efforts in the wake of major storms When outages do occur customers are reminded to immediately report the outage to their utility Customer outage reports are the first step to help the company pinpoint damage locations and restore power more quickly Outages can be reported by calling 888 LIGHTSS 888 544 4877 or through the following channels Website Visit www firstenergycorp com from a computer or smartphone App Download your utility s free app for your phone Text message Text OUT to 544487 New users will be prompted to register their account Standard message and data rates may apply In addition to the alert notification service customers who report their outages can view their personal outage status information by logging in to their online account on the website or by texting STAT to 544487 Customers who have not registered their account online can still review general outage information for their community on the company s 24 7 Power Center outage maps FirstEnergy customer call centers also will be fully staffed Current storm information also is shared via traditional media channels the utilities social media accounts and the company s website More information about

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-s-alert-notification-service-can-help-customers-stay.html (2016-02-13)
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  • JCP&L Preparing for Winter Storm Conditions in New Jersey
    a foot of snow by the weekend wind gusts of up to 60 mph particularly along the Jersey shore and the possibility of coastal flooding As a result JCP L has implemented its storm plan including staffing additional dispatchers and analysts at regional dispatch offices and is making arrangements to bring in additional line substation and forestry personnel as needed based on the severity of the weather In addition substations in flood prone areas are being reinforced with protection devices Electrical contractors also have been notified they could be required to assist with storm restoration efforts in JCP L areas over the next several days In addition the company has been in contact with several utility mutual assistance organizations to determine if crews from other utilities would be available to assist if needed We are monitoring the weather conditions closely and are making plans to deploy resources and personnel to the areas that could get hit the hardest said Tony Hurley JCP L vice president of Operations The ultimate goal of our pre planning efforts is to help speed the restoration process and minimize any inconvenience our customers experience due to the weather Customers should never go near a downed power line even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris Motorists are cautioned to treat intersections with inoperable traffic signals as four way stops Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1 888 LIGHTSS 1 888 544 4877 to report their outage or click the Report Outage link on www jcp l com In the event of severe weather customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department JCP L customers also

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/jcp-l-preparing-for-winter-storm-conditions-in-new-jersey.html (2016-02-13)
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  • FirstEnergy Utilities Preparing for Winter Storm Expected to Hit Eastern U.S. on Friday
    making arrangements to bring in additional line substation and forestry personnel as needed based on the severity of the weather In addition equipment and vehicles are being checked to make sure they are ready to operate in heavy snow conditions The ultimate goal of our pre planning efforts is to help speed the restoration process and minimize any inconvenience our customers experience due to severe winter weather said Mark Julian vice president Utility Operations FirstEnergy Once we know the extent of any storm damage we can deploy additional crews and resources from our less affected utilities to areas that were hit the hardest Electrical contractors also have been notified they could be required to assist with storm restoration efforts over the next several days In addition the company has been in contact with several utility mutual assistance organizations to determine if crews from other utilities would be available to assist if needed Customers should never go near a downed power line even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris Motorists are cautioned to treat intersections with inoperable traffic signals as four way stops Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1 888 LIGHTSS 1 888 544 4877 to report their outage or click the Report Outage link on www firstenergycorp com In the event of severe weather customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department FirstEnergy customers also can subscribe to email and text message alert notifications to receive weather alerts in advance of major storms and updates on scheduled or extended power outages Customers can also use two way text messaging to report outages request updates on restoration efforts and

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/firstenergy-utilities-preparing-for-winter-storm-expected-to-hit.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Penn Power Announces Winners of "Merry & Bright" Photo Contest
    received 325 votes out of more than 1 500 total votes cast on Facebook She will receive a 250 gift card Our Merry Bright Holiday Lights Photo Contest showcases some of the most spectacular holiday scenes in Pennsylvania said Rosemary Spoljarick manager Community Involvement FirstEnergy At the same time the contest is a fun way to raise awareness of Penn Power s social media presence and engage with customers Customers were encouraged to submit photos of their homes outdoor lighting displays on the Penn Power Facebook page during the first several weeks of December Ten finalists were selected from all entries and visitors to Penn Power s Facebook page voted to select the winners Fisher and her fiancé have been decorating their home together for the last six years adding to the display each year The 2015 display included 20 000 lights with show lights that flash in different patterns For the last three years Fisher s family has made trips to surrounding states just to see holiday lights and get inspiration for their scene Fisher has already purchased an additional 7 000 lights and has ideas to expand the display in 2016 My fiancé and I really enjoy decorating for the holidays together and putting smiles on our kids and friends faces Fisher said We would like to thank Penn Power for selecting our home as a finalist and for everyone who voted for us on Facebook First prize winner Dana Yule of North Versailles Pa received 148 votes on Facebook and will be awarded a 100 gift card Yule s theme was winter forest wonderland This is the first year that Yule has decorated her home for the holidays after accumulating decorations over the last couple of years She hopes to add to the display next year View

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_releases/penn-power-announces-winners-of--merry---bright--photo-contest.html (2016-02-13)
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