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
Customers Asked to Prepare for a Significant Weather Event
Salisbury, Md. - The National Weather Service predicts the potential for the Delmarva Peninsula to experience a significant weather event Thursday, including severe thunderstorms with heavy rain, damaging winds, large hail and possible tornadoes.
Delmarva Power is carefully monitoring weather forecasts and is talking with utility partners in the Midwest to see what kind of damage they are getting and what we might expect. We are sharing information with our mutual assistance partners and will request crews from other utilities as needed.
At present, we have available internal line personnel and contractors already here working on our system performing reliability improvements. All Delmarva Power employees have a role during storms and are all gearing up for a response.
We also are making outbound calls today to customers enrolled in our Emergency Medical Equipment Notification Program to alert them that they should review their emergency plans and make preparations now in case they lose power.
We ask customers to:
· Check their emergency supply kits and be prepared in case they do lose power.
· Find tips on preparing for a storm on our website, www.delmarva.com.
· Report any outages to us by:
o Calling 1-800-898-8042 (New Castle County, Del., and Cecil and Harford counties, Md.); 1-800-898-8045 (Kent and Sussex counties, Del., and the Eastern Shore of Maryland)
o Visiting our website at www.delmarva.com
o Using our mobile app, available for download at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.
To report natural gas emergencies in New Castle County, Del., call 302-454-0317.
About Delmarva Power: 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 122,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.