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
Delmarva Power Encourages Customers to Review Plans, Check Supplies
NEWARK, Del. - With the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season in full swing, Delmarva Power reminds customers to prepare for the possibility of tropical weather this week and the electric and gas service interruptions it can cause. The company is monitoring the progress of Hurricane Earl, which is predicted to move north, approaching the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Friday. As a normal precaution, Delmarva Power is preparing to restore service if necessary. Preparedness is a shared responsibility and the utility encourages customers to prepare as well. Here are a few important steps:
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 498,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 123,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.