For Immediate Release
Predicted Weather System Can Cause Power Outages, Downed Power Lines
NEWARK, Del. - A high-wind warning has been issued for the Delmarva Power service territory, from 2 p.m. to midnight Friday, according to the National Weather Service. With wind gusts potentially reaching 60 mph, Delmarva Power officials said there could be widespread power outages resulting from downed power lines and tree limbs. Company officials are preparing for, and urging customers to prepare for, power outages in the event the inclement 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.
Generally, the power restoration sequence is as follows:
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 more than 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 121,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .