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The American Red Cross

Friday, October 26, 2012

In anticipation of the upcoming storm, please see the information below provided by the Red Cross, JCP&L and First Energy


Red Cross

The American Red Cross recommends the preparation of a portable three day kit with the following supplies:
  • Water - one gallon per person, per day.
  • Food - non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items such as tuna fish, peanut butter, crackers, and canned fruit. Make sure to include a manual can opener.
  • A battery-powered or hand-crank radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries. A first aid kit.
  • Prescription and non-prescription medication items. Include medical supplies like extra hearing aid batteries, syringes, etc.
  • Copies of important documents, including birth certificates, insurance policies and social security cards.
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items.
  • Extra cash. ATMs and credit cards won’t work if the power is out.
  • Special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members.
  • One blanket or sleeping bag per person.
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowls).
For more information about hurricane preparedness, visit: www.redcross.org. For smart phone users, download the American Red Cross Hurricane App.


To Report Power Outages Call:

FirstEnergy: 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877)

PSE&G:       1 800-436-PSEG


Downed wires should immediately be called in to your electric company or local police or fire department. Customers should never go near a downed power line.
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