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Atlantic City Electric Urges Customers to be Safe When Returning to Flood Damaged Homes

Monday, November 12, 2012

MAYS LANDING, N.J. – Hurricane Sandy was one of the most devastating storms to impact the Atlantic City Electric service area in many years causing a great deal of damage. Due to significant flooding, especially on the barrier island communities, Atlantic City Electric has an important message for its customers.

Atlantic City Electric urges all of our customers to be safe and exercise extreme caution when returning to your home or business located in a flood damaged area. Electricity can travel through water and there can be many different hazards present in a home or building that has experienced flooding.

If on-site circumstances permit, Atlantic City Electric recommends that customers conduct a safety walk through their home or business and take appropriate action. Customers should consult a licensed electrician or municipal code official with any questions about the electrical equipment in their home or business and its possible condition as a result of flooding.

To report an unsafe condition in a home or business related to the electric meter or electric service connection to your home or building, such as a meter out of its socket or wires that are not properly connected to the home or building, please call 1-800-833-7476.

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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 550,000 customers in southern New Jersey.