For Immediate Release
Delmarva Power this
afternoon disconnected power to a portion of Ocean City, Md., south of North
Division Street and Baltimore Avenue, due to storm surge flooding that has
submerged some of the utility's electrical infrastructure. The service
interruption which affects 635 customers will remain in effect until it is safe
to re-energize the equipment.
In order to ensure the
safety of customers and emergency service personnel, Delmarva Power may need to
de-energize the facilities of other coastal communities in Maryland and
Delaware should flooding occur. Service restoration will be dependent on how
quickly water recedes from affected areas. Customers should be prepared to be
out of service until it is safe to re-energize the equipment.
see a downed power line, they should stay away from it. Assume that all downed
power lines are live and extremely dangerous. Customers are asked to please
report any outages and downed wires by calling 1-800-898-8042. Customers also
may report outages through delmarva.com or our mobile app. It is important that
customers report their outage and request a call back to verify their power has
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