With the cold temperatures and those strong winds, power outages . For homeowners, that could mean a REALLY CHILLY house. This is inside the J-E-A facility on Beaver Street - where workers have been monitoring how much HEAT we've all been using during the past couple days. Channel 4's Ashley Harding met up with one of the many J-E-A crews out today fixing the heat for those in need. She joins us now live. Ashley. 3 3 3 The interesting thing is, this really could've been a lot worse. I've been in touch with J-E-A all day and the most outages they've had to work on today is just about 250. But again, you have to be ready when very cold weather is involved. After all, no power equals a cold house! 3 STORYTELLERááááá22-3055- 1'021'15-1'22PKG: 02:09--02:15 "it's like 60 degrees in here now. And, that's a little bit chilly."TRACK Ken Hatcher looks forward to being able to turn on a light and turn up the heat. He's among the many Jacksonville residents affected by power outages due to near record low temps. ///nats// Crews say in his case, the high-powered winds knocked tree branches onto his power lines..02:24--02:31 "i've maybe had a coat on and had gloves on.So, it's not been---well if you had kids or had kids here, it really would have been bad."TRACK ///nats from JEA crew//// Officials say the highest number of outages at any time today has been just over 250.Either way, JEA crews have worked round the clock...cutting branches, restoring lines, and not to mention...58:32--58:35 "cold. It's very cold."TRACK With each job taking up to 45 minutes to complete, it can make working outside a bit tedious. The crews have to be prepared.58:52--58:55 "put on a lot of layers. A lot of clothes." 59:00--59:08 "this is not a real bad storm here, it's just cold. So there's not really anything we'd do any other day.It's just colder than normal."TRACK J-E-A officials say the number of outages could've been a lot worse, considering how many customers they have all over the city. But they ALSO say the current number IS a ROLLING number, subject to change at any minute.///nats from JEA crews/// 51:51--52:00 "we could be down to 0 like we were this morning and then go up to 200 depending on what happens, because there are various reasons for why outages take place."TRACK If that happens, they say crews on standby will be ready to move in. For now, it's a game of wait and see.03:12--03:19 "I know they were running all over the city with power outages. So, I think they did a great job in a short period of time." 04:28--4:29 "just glad to have heat. " 3 As they've been saying, outages can happen anytime, anywhere for any reason. Especially when it's cold out. If you need to report one, you can call 904-665-6000. Live, AH, Ch 4, TLS. 3 Ashley ... we don't think about power outages happening in this weather... it can be FRIGID .. is there something we can DO this time of year to be prepared???The best advice really is to always know where your things are.Know where your candles are and know where your warmest jackets and boots are.