For Immediate Release
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (September 11, 2018) – With Hurricane Florence expected to bear down on the eastern seaboard in less than 36 hours, Atlantic City Electric's full emergency response organization is ready. Employees and local contractors have inspected equipment, reviewed procedures and assembled staffing plans to ensure around-the-clock support to respond to any potential impacts from this storm.
In addition to more than 145 internal line workers, Atlantic City Electric has an additional 100 overhead line contractors and 225 tree-trimming personnel, as well as crews from its sister utilities Delmarva Power and Pepco available to assist in any needed restoration effort. The company is also partnering with city or county or state government to ensure safety and service to greatest extent possible. Should extra assistance be required, the company will call on shared resources from its Exelon family, including Baltimore Gas & Electric, PECO in Philadelphia, and ComEd in Chicago.
Over the years, Atlantic City Electric has sent thousands of crews and support personnel to assist utilities, in our region and across the country, as part of mutual assistance networks. Should Florence not impact the Atlantic City Electric service area, company personnel and local contractors will once again be ready to answer the call of needed support for other impacted utilities. Atlantic City Electric most recently provided restoration assistance in Puerto Rico and to areas of Florida and Georgia that were affected by Hurricane Irma last September.
The safety of our customers and communities is always our top priority. We encourage our customers to also prepare and also stay safe during sever weather events:
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To report an outage or downed wire, customers should call 1-800-833-7476 or customers can report and track their outage through our mobile app or our website at atlanticcityelectric.com.
If outages do occur, crews will assess the damage and assign an estimated restoration time. Depending on the extent of damages, restorations times can change. For example, when Atlantic City Electric crews arrive on site and assess damage for an outage, customers receive an updated estimated restoration time. The company then continues to update the estimated restoration time as crews complete their work.
More information about how to prepare can be found on the "Storm Readiness" section of atlanticcityelectric.com.
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Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric delivery services to approximately 550,000 customers in southern New Jersey.