For Immediate Release
For Immediate ReleaseJuly 23, 2005
(Washington, D.C. - 6:00 p.m.) Pepco crews will work around the clock to restore power to customers affected by a severe early morning thunderstorm. Pepco is experiencing intense localized storm damage which runs in a line from southern Montgomery County, through the District of Columbia, along the Georgia Avenue corridor, into Prince George's County. At peak, nearly 55,000 customers were without power.
Pepco is working to restore power to customers as quickly as possible. Pepco expects the majority of customers to have their power restored by early Sunday afternoon. Based on the current damage assessment, all power is expected to be restored by Monday afternoon.
To report outages and receive updated information, customers are asked to call 1-877-PEPCO-62.
Until power is restored, here are tips to keep you safe, protect your food, home and belongings:Safety
Protecting Your Food
Protecting Your Home and Belongings
It is Important to be PreparedAs part of our storm preparedness information, we encourage customers to always keep these items on hand:
It is recommended that these items be stored ahead of time in an "Emergency Go Kit" in order to save valuable time and to be prepared in the event of a wide variety of potential emergencies.
For more safety and emergency preparedness tips, log onto the Pepco Storm Center
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Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 725,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Point of Contact:Debbi Jarvis