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With more than a million people without power the effects of the storm could be felt -- Days even a week may be more for the latest let's bring in a spokesman for New Jersey central power and light.
-- -- on -- -- thanks for joining us at the last minute we really appreciate your time.
I understand that tag your company serves the Jersey Shore and you may have as many as 300000 people without power tonight what is your latest count.
Well that's correct good evening Jersey central power like currently has more than 32000 customers out of service.
A good -- of those customers.
Of them are located in Monmouth and ocean counties where the storm having a significant impact.
How many people it does your company -- total one point one million customers in thirteen counties across New Jersey.
We also has significant portions of Morris some 600 Warren counties in northern sectors and.
Now how high do you expect this 30800000.
Number to go.
I mean ultimately are more of your customers at risk tonight.
Well more customers certainly will see outages tonight the storm is yet to -- our northern region -- The ferocity that -- that are central region we're expected to see these near hurricane force winds and northern New Jersey a little later tonight so there will be increased outages in northern New Jersey as a result of that.
Can you estimate how high this number might -- I cannot but I can tell you that we've been preparing for the worst because the storm forecast.
Would want their predicted the dire consequences and that we've seen that.
Another storm -- living up to everything that it was built to be and retail customers early on that we're preparing an issue prepares well.
And -- quickly how how long do you think these outages might last.
We estimated that it would could be seven to ten days before all customers are restored.
Based upon the severity of the storm and that still holds.
All right Ron thanks for coming on tonight absolute pleasure of and I hope everything goes better than you expect instead of having the worst case scenario thank you.
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