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Pepco Monitoring Potential Weekend Storms

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 11, 2016) - The summer storm season is in progress and brought storm related 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 outages.

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.

Pepco prepares year round for storms and has scheduled additional field and call center personnel to be ready for the restoration of service if needed.

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.     

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