Do you have an alternate heat source for winter? How long can your family go without electricity? Water? Our entire Township is on well water, so additional water needs to be considered for toilet flushing, washing etc. If you’re able, please install a generator or at least have a portable unit capable of powering your well, furnace, and refrigerator.
JCP&L reminds customers to take precautions when using generators during power outages. Emergency power generators offer an option for customers needing or wanting uninterrupted service. However, to ensure the safety of the home’s occupants as well as that of utility company employees who may be working on power lines in the area, the proper generator should be selected and installed by a qualified electrician. When operating a generator, the power coming from the home should always be disconnected. Otherwise, power from the generator could be sent back into the utility lines, creating a hazardous situation for utility workers. See diagram below for generator safety tips.
Click here for generator safety guidelines from the American Red Cross.