Friday’s severe weather in the New Castle County area caused outages for about 13,000 customers. We have assessed heavy tree damage and flooding. Crews are back working around the clock to restore service for our customers. View the damage we're assessing here: https://youtu.be/4MBuu50y92I
For Immediate Release
NEWARK, DE - According to the National Weather Service, the Delmarva Power service territory will continue to experience heavy rains for the next several days, which could result in flooding in some areas.
Strong storms and heavy rains can also cause extended power outages. That is why it is important to be prepared for the loss of power in your home when severe weather hits. Most importantly, Delmarva Power wants its customers to stay safe when storms or flooding occur and impact their daily lives.
Below are some indoor safety tips to keep in mind when preparing for - or experiencing - heavy rainstorms:
If customers experience a power outage, they should consider:
It is also important to keep these outdoor safety tips in mind when severe weather hits:
Delmarva Power encourages its customers to call the power company if they experience a power outage. The phone numbers to call are:
Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia and over 118,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.