For Immediate Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 25, 2005 Contact: Betty Kennedy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remnants from Hurricane Wilma hurtled up the eastern coastline through the night hitting our area with force about 10 P.M. Monday. The storm kicked up high winds with gusts of up to 50 mph and dumped significant rain in the region. At the height of the storm, some 21,000 Atlantic City Electric customers lost power. Atlantic City Electric crews had most of those customers restored overnight.
Persistent windy conditions continue to cause outage problems, mainly in the coastal regions. Last night's rains added to the already saturated region causing areas of flooding and increasing the probability of trees toppling into power lines. Atlantic City Electric crews continue to work to restore the remaining customers, the majority of whom are located in Cape May County.
Crews will work through the day restoring power as quickly as safety permits. The majority of customers are expected to have restored service by 6 P.M.
Customers who are experiencing an outage and who have not yet done so are urged to report that outage by calling 1-800-833-7476.
Atlantic City Electric will update the situation in the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma at 3 P.M. this afternoon.
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Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric and natural gas delivery services to more than 500,000 customers in Southern New Jersey.