Friday’s severe weather in the New Castle County area caused outages for about 14,000 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
SALISBURY, Md. (June 11, 2016) - The
summer storm season is in progress and brought storm-related power outages to
parts of our service territory earlier this week. We are monitoring additional
storms this weekend that could damage the electric system and we advise
customers to be prepared for the possibility of service interruptions.
The company has about 200 internal
linemen and 90 contractors including tree-trimming personnel assigned to the
system. Should Delmarva Power need assistance, we 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
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 www.delmarva.com or the company's mobile app which is
available at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.
Delmarva Power also provides a "Weathering
the Storm Fact Sheet" that can be downloaded from its website (www.delmarva.com).
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www.twitter.com/delmarvaconnect. Our mobile app is available at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.