For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.-According to the National Weather Service, heavy rains, sometimes accompanied by lightning and heavy winds, will continue to batter the Washington, D.C., area at least through tonight and into tomorrow morning. This will sustain and possibly worsen flooding in areas scattered across Pepco's service territory. Sustained wet and rainy conditions-which continue to bring trees and branches down on power lines and flood many underground electrical facilities-have already extended power outages and are still causing new ones.
While crews work 16-hour shifts around the clock to restore power to all as soon as possible, Pepco wants our customers to stay safe during these hazardous conditions.
IF YOUR POWER IS OUT, Pepco urges customers to heed the following safety tips:
Pepco urges customers to report outages via the company's automated phone system. This automated system enables us to more quickly locate the cause of the outage and schedule repairs in an efficient and orderly manner. If power has been restored in the customer's neighborhood but not to their home, they should call and report the outage again; there could be a secondary problem in the neighborhood or even at the customer's service connection.
Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 745,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.