• Press Kit

  • Safety First

    We have provided important safety tips for on-site news media:

    • Stay close to and follow the instructions of the Pepco employee who is serving as your on-site liaison.
    • Wear personal protective equipment as instructed by the on-site liaison.
    • Stay outside of work zones and remain a safe distance away designated by the on-site liaison.
    • Never go near or touch a downed wire, it is best to always assume that it is live. Touching a live line could result in serious injury or death.
    • Please do not touch anything that is in contact with a downed wire, such as branches or other protruding items. They can serve as electrical conductors.
    • Please do not make assumptions.  If you are not sure about something, ask your on-site liaison.   
    • If you see a downed wire that Pepco has not yet identified, call our downed line number: 1-877-Pepco-62 (1-877-737-2662). 

    If you have any questions, please address them with your on-site Pepco employee liaison. Media Representatives can be reached by calling our 24/5 Media Hotline at 202-872-2680.

    For further information to help keep you safe, please read the Storm Preparation Handbook and Weathering the Storm Fact Sheet.