For Immediate Release
Workers Complete Restoration Efforts
MAYS LANDING, N.J
Following the heavy rains and high winds that hit the area on Sunday, the company, utilizing internal and contractor crews, initiated an around-the-clock restoration effort throughout its region which delivers electricity to more than 547,000 customers. Cumberland County was the hardest area hit requiring replacement of more than six miles of wire.
"Our focus was to restore service to customers as quickly and safely as possible, "said Robert Revelle, Atlantic City Electric Vice President. "Our employees worked tirelessly, in an effort to restore all remaining customers."
The company reminds customers that, this year, the National Weather Service predicted an active to extremely active hurricane season and destructive tropical weather could still hit the region any time between now and November 30.
In preparation, the company offers the following tips:
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 the latest phone number registered in our automated Outage Management System, to identify your location and quickly locate the source of trouble. Customers can update numbers online at www.atlanticcityelectric.com or call Customer Care at 1-800-642-3780.
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.
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.