NEWARK, Del. (June 5, 2016) – Delmarva Power is closely monitoring the
approach of a cold front, which is expected to move through the region this
afternoon and into the evening, spawning thunderstorms with heavy rain, high
winds and lightning.
These storms could damage the
electric system and cause power outages. In response, Delmarva Power has
scheduled additional field and call center personnel to be ready for the
restoration of service.
The company has about 200 internal
linemen and 90 contractors assigned to the system. Should Delmarva Power need
assistance, the company can draw upon resources from our family of companies
including those from Baltimore Gas & Electric, PECO in Philadelphia and
ComEd in Chicago.
While Delmarva Power is preparing
for the storms, the company also reminds customers to be ready for the
possibility of outages.
Delmarva Power encourages customers
to assemble an emergency kit that can be used at home and, if necessary, taken
with them if they’re ordered to evacuate. Each kit should include a flashlight,
battery-powered clock and radio, extra batteries, non-perishable food, manual
can opener, bottled water and a list of important phone numbers. All items can
be placed into a large cooler which is easy to grab if a person has to leave
Customers are asked to please report any
outages and to stay away from any downed wires. To report outages and/or
downed wires, please call 1-800-375-7117, follow the prompts, and please ask
for a call back to confirm that power has been restored. Outages also may be
reported through Delmarva.com or through the company’s mobile app.
Delmarva Power also provides a “Weathering
the Storm Fact Sheet” that can be downloaded from its website (www.delmarva.com).
Find additional information
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Our mobile app is available at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.