SUEZ officials in Toms River also made preparations ahead of the storm and urge residents to continue doing the same for all storms.

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They ask residents to make sure they have all the supplies to weather out a storm or other disaster at home especially if the power goes out.

"Although the current predictions indicate the hurricane (Jose) is expected to remain out to sea, a tropical storm can unquestionably produce high winds, flooding and intense rains," said Jim Mastrokalos, director of operations for SUEZ in a statement. "Given the information from the National Weather Service pertaining to this storm, SUEZ has made certain we're prepared to provide uninterrupted service and respond quickly as possible to any emergency situations."

Mastrokalos said the company took preparation measures as well ahead of Jose for whatever impact it was set to bring, including testing backup generators, ensuring that water storage facilities are full and maintaining an extra supply of water treatment compounds.

But with their prep work done, they want to make sure you've done everything you could to get ready.

"We're asking our customers to also be weather ready by verifying their personal emergency preparedness plans and making sure they have ample emergency supplies such as flashlights, batteries and food," said Mastrokalos. "SUEZ will its best to keep the water flowing during this event, and we also encourage our customers to store extra tap water in food-grade storage containers."

He recommends cleaning containers out with soap and water before re-filling them with regular water and sealing with original tops.

SUEZ officials say more helpful emergency preparedness tips are available for you at

If an emergency action plan is activated for this or other stormscustomers can obtain updated information by calling 877-565-1456, visiting or SUEZ Water South Jersey social media outlets.

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