• Delmarva Power Monitoring Potential Weekend Storms

    Jun 11, 2016

    SALISBURY, Md.  (June 11, 2016) – The summer storm season is in progress and brought storm-related power outages to parts of our service territory earlier this week. We are monitoring additional storms this weekend that could damage the electric system and we advise customers to be prepared for the possibility of service interruptions.

    The company has about 200 internal linemen and 90 contractors including tree-trimming personnel assigned to the system. Should Delmarva Power need assistance, we 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 home quickly.

         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 www.delmarva.com or the company’s mobile app which is available at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.

    Delmarva Power also provides a “Weathering the Storm Fact Sheet” that can be downloaded from its website (www.delmarva.com).

    Find additional information by visiting www.delmarva.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/delmarvapower and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/delmarvaconnect. Our mobile app is available at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.