Last week we talked about the most important things that you should have on your emergency checklists as we head into winter in Ocean County. Today, we want to focus specifically on what you should do when the power goes out.

Looking back at the previous post, which you can see for yourself by clicking here, we covered things like always having flashlights and fresh batteries on hand, never leaving candles unattended, and never using an outdoor heater indoors.

Of course, it's also important to be able to let the power company know when you lose electricity.

If you're one of the nearly quarter of a million JCP&L customers in Ocean County, it's a good idea to get started by registering for their text message service. Just text REG to 544487 to get started.

If you need to call them to report an outage, you can get in touch at 888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877).

And they have a web page with not only some pretty good tips for preparing for and handling a power outage, but also current and detailed outage maps. You can check it out for yourself by clicking here.

Do you have an emergency kit for when the power goes out? What do you make sure to have on hand? Comment below and let us know!


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