For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 5, 2016) - Pepco 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, Pepco has scheduled additional
field and call center personnel to be ready for the restoration of service.
The company has about 150 internal
linemen, 250 contractors and 180 tree-trimming personnel assigned to the system.
Should Pepco 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 Pepco is preparing for the
storms, the company also reminds customers to be ready for the possibility of
Pepco encourages customers to have an
emergency kit, including 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 can
be used at home and 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 1-877-PEPCO-62
(1-877-737-2662), follow the prompts, and please ask for a call back to confirm
that power has been restored. Outages also may be reported through pepco.com or
through the company's mobile app.
Pepco provides a "Weathering the Storm Fact Sheet" that can be downloaded
from its website (www.pepco.com). Find additional information by visiting www.pepco.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pepcoconnect and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pepcoconnect. Our mobile app is available at www.pepco.com/mobileapp.