PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PECO is closely monitoring the track of Tropical Storm Hermine, which could potentially impact the region this weekend. Current forecasts are indicating potentially heavy rain and high winds for the area beginning Sunday through Monday, with the greatest impact along coastal areas. PECO has developed enhanced staffing plans to respond to any potential issues caused by the storm. In addition to PECO’s 2,400 employees, the company has secured additional support from local contractors, and has placed crews and personnel on standby.
PECO reminds customers to stay safe during severe weather and prepare for possible storm damage. Customers should visit peco.com/alerts to choose how to receive messages from PECO regarding an outage or severe weather – via text, email or phone. Customers also should:
- Have a flashlight with fresh batteries on each floor of your home, charge cell phones and other mobile devices, and have a supply of bottled water and easy-to-prepare, non-perishable food.
- Report electric outages immediately at peco.com, by texting “ADDOUTAGE” to MYPECO (697326), or by calling 1-800-841-4141. Customers also are reminded to report any natural gas issues by calling 1-800-841-4141.
- Stay away from downed wires, damaged electric equipment, and tree limbs and branches contacting electrical equipment. Always assume PECO’s equipment is energized, even if there is an outage in your neighborhood. Report these dangerous conditions to PECO immediately at 1-800-841-4141.
More safety and storm preparation tips are available at peco.com/safety.
Should the storm impact southeastern Pennsylvania, PECO crews will work around the clock as safely and quickly as possible to restore service to customers. PECO works with its Exelon sister utilities - Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, and Pepco—as well as other utilities nationwide to coordinate mutual assistance support where it is needed. PECO will continue to collaborate with its Exelon sister utilities in the Mid-Atlantic region to support restoration efforts in the areas most significantly impacted by Tropical Storm Hermine.
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC). The company’s 2,400 dedicated employees provide advanced, innovative energy solutions to 1.6 million electric and more than 511,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2015 PECO delivered 86.9 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 38 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $4.5 billion in Pennsylvania, supporting more than 9,600 local jobs and producing $760 million in labor income. Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community programs and organizations. For more information visit PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
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