A high wind warning remains in effect until 6 a.m. EST Saturday. Sustained winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are expected in the Atlantic City Electric Service area. High winds can bring down trees and tree branches causing damage to electric equipment and result in service interruptions for our customers. Atlantic City Electric’s Emergency Response Organization is activated, with additional crews and personnel working safely and as quickly as possible to restore service to customers.
As of noon, Friday, Atlantic City Electric crews are working to restore scattered outages across the region. As the high winds continue, additional damage and outages are expected.
Atlantic City Electric’s Emergency Response Organization is activated and all available personnel are responding to support our customers. In addition to 125 internal linemen, Atlantic City Electric has an additional 120 overhead line contractors and 225 tree crew personnel. Should Atlantic City Electric need additional assistance, resources from other nearby Exelon utilities, including Baltimore Gas & Electric and PECO in Philadelphia, could assist.
Safety is our top priority. We urge our customers to stay away from downed wires and assume any downed wire is energized. To report an outage or downed wire, call 1-800-833-7476 or report and track through our mobile app or our website at www.atlanticcityelectric.com. We ask customers who need power for critical medical equipment to be prepared to relocate to a facility with electricity in case there is a power outage.
Customers should be prepared for outages caused by high winds.
- Have a flashlight with fresh batteries on each floor of your home.
- Have a supply of bottled water and easy-to-prepare, non-perishable foods available.
- Charge cell phones and other mobile devices.
- More tips available at www.atlanticcityelectric.com.
- Always stay away from any storm damaged electrical equipment, especially downed power lines and tree limbs that may come into contact with power lines.
- Never use an oven or other cooking device as a heat source for your home.
- Don’t connect your generator directly to your home’s wiring. Never use a generator indoors or in an attached garage. Read and adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions for safe operation.
- Check on elderly neighbors and relatives.