JPS Urges Customers To Prepare For Islandwide Outage

Saturday, July 3, 2021, 8:58 PM GMT-5

The Jamaica Public service company are urging their customers to prepare, in case of an island-wide power outage due to the passing by of Hurricane Elsa. According to JPS, they are ready to put in place emergency operations to enable them to give customers timely responses to address damaged equipment.

In a proactive assurance of their consumers, the Director of Corporate communications Winsome Callum, for the power company stated that they have been preparing for the hurricane season since the year started.

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She also stated that the company is looking into lighting mitigation, and upgrading network equipment as a part of a structural integrity programme they have put in place in preparation for the Hurricane season. Callum, went on to state that in their preparation they have put resources to assist with repairs of equipment.

All of what the Director of Corporate communications for JPS said, is in consideration that the heavy wind and rains may cause issues with poles and wires. According to JPS, they will be making damage assessments after the natural disaster passes to effectively know what to repair.

The power company is also advising that their customer service centre might be delayed if an island-wide outage happens; however, they have advised that customers will be able to contact them with outage reports on the JPS App or do it via their website at JPSCO.com.





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