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For Immediate Release


Delmarva Power Ready for Potentially Damaging Storms

NEWARK, Del. (June 5, 2016) - Delmarva Power is closely monitoring the approach of a cold front, which is expected to move through the region this afternoon and into the evening, spawning thunderstorms with heavy rain, high winds and lightning.

These storms could damage the electric system and cause power outages. In response, Delmarva Power has scheduled additional field and call center personnel to be ready for the restoration of service.

The company has about 200 internal linemen and 90 contractors assigned to the system. Should Delmarva Power need assistance, the company can draw upon resources from our family of companies including those from Baltimore Gas & Electric, PECO in Philadelphia and ComEd in Chicago.

While Delmarva Power is preparing for the storms, the company also reminds customers to be ready for the possibility of outages.

    Delmarva Power encourages customers to assemble an emergency kit that can be used at home and, if necessary, taken with them if they're ordered to evacuate. Each kit should include a flashlight, battery-powered clock and radio, extra batteries, non-perishable food, manual can opener, bottled water and a list of important phone numbers. All items can be placed into a large cooler which is easy to grab if a person has to leave home quickly.

     Customers are asked to please report any outages and to stay away from any downed wires.? To report outages and/or downed wires, please call 1-800-375-7117, follow the prompts, and please ask for a call back to confirm that power has been restored. Outages also may be reported through or through the company's mobile app.

Delmarva Power also provides a "Weathering the Storm Fact Sheet" that can be downloaded from its website (

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