For Immediate Release
High Winds Can Cause Power Outages, Downed Power Lines
NEWARK , Del. -- According to the National Weather Service, the Delmarva Power service territory will experience extreme windy conditions Saturday which could bring down power lines, tree limbs and result in power outages. Company officials are preparing for, and urging customers to prepare for, power outages in the event the windy weather does impact the electric system.
If Power Goes Out
Customers are asked to call Delmarva Power to report an outage, a gas emergency and/or they see a downed or damaged power line. The numbers to call are:
Delmarva Power's automated outage reporting system is the most effective way to report an outage because it immediately feeds information into computers that rapidly identify problem areas and dispatch repair crews, so that power can be restored as quickly as possible.
Delmarva Power strongly urges everyone to follow these important safety tips:
Additional emergency preparedness and safety information may be found at www.delmarva.com
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 123,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.