Atlantic Hurricane Season in Full Swing
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Delmarva Power Encourages Customers to Review Plans, Check Supplies
NEWARK , Del. – With the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season in full swing, Delmarva Power reminds customers to prepare for the possibility of tropical weather. The company is monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Danny, which is predicted to move north off the Mid-Atlantic Coast this weekend. As a normal precaution, Delmarva Power is preparing for the possibility of power outages stemming from severe weather and it encourages customers to prepare as well. Here are a few important steps:
- Keep Delmarva Power emergency numbers accessible to report outages or wires down. For outages, call 1-800-898-8042.
- Make sure Delmarva Power has your current phone number registered in our automated Outage Management System so that we can identify your location and quickly locate the source of trouble. Customers can update phone numbers online at www.delmarva.com or by calling Customer Care at 1-800-375-7117.
- Prepare an emergency survival kit. This would include a flashlight, battery-powered radio, fresh batteries, essential medication, nonperishable food, and enough fresh water to last several days.
- Develop a contingency plan. Decide what to do in the event of a lengthy power outage such as seeking temporary shelter with family or friends.
Delmarva Power employees regularly prepare for the possibility of power outages and frequently participate in emergency drills. The company maintains supplies of essential equipment, such as poles, wires and transformers, and stays in contact with utilities throughout the region to quickly arrange mutual assistance in case of a natural disaster.
Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to nearly 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 121,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.