• Atlantic Hurricane Season in Full Swing

    Sep 01, 2010

    Atlantic City Electric Encourages Customers to Review Plans, Check Supplies

    MAYS LANDING, N.J. – With the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season in full swing, Atlantic City Electric reminds customers to prepare for the possibility of tropical weather this week and the electric service interruptions it can cause. The company is monitoring the progress of Hurricane Earl, which is predicted to move north, approaching the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Friday. As a normal precaution, Atlantic City Electric is preparing for the need to restore service if necessary. Preparedness is a shared responsibility and the utility encourages customers to prepare as well. Here are a few important steps:

    • Keep Atlantic City Electric emergency numbers accessible to report outages or wires down. For outages, call 1-800-833-7476.
    • Make sure Atlantic City Electric has your current phone number registered in our automated Outage Management System so that we can identify your location and quickly locate the source of trouble. Customers can update phone numbers online at www.atlanticcityelectric.com or by calling Customer Care at
      1-800-833-7476.
    • Prepare an emergency survival kit. This would include a flashlight, battery-powered radio, fresh batteries, essential medication, nonperishable food, and enough fresh water to last several days.
    • Develop a contingency plan, customers who in particular rely on electricity to power life-support equipment in their homes, such as respirators or kidney dialysis machines. Decide what to do in the event of an extended power outage such as seeking temporary shelter with family or friends. As a reminder, Atlantic City Electric offers the Emergency Medical Equipment Notification Program. This program provides advance notice of scheduled outages and severe weather alerts to registered special needs customers. For details, call Customer Care at 1-800-833-7476.

    Atlantic City Electric employees regularly prepare for the possibility of power outages and frequently participate in emergency drills. The company maintains supplies of essential equipment, such as poles, wires and transformers, and stays in contact with utilities throughout the region to quickly arrange mutual assistance in case of a natural disaster.

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    Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric delivery services to more than 547,000 customers in southern New Jersey.