DAYTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES), is encouraging customers to plan in advance for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, during Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 19 - 24.
As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, the state of Ohio will participate in a statewide tornado drill and test its Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, March 21 at 9:50 a.m. During this time, schools, businesses and households are encouraged to practice their tornado drills and emergency plans.
What can DP&L customers do during Severe Weather Awareness Week?
Build a Storm Kit
Make sure you gather enough essentials for at least 72 hours and include items such as necessary medicines, water, nonperishable food, flashlight, first aid items, spare clothing, phone chargers, battery-operated radio and extra batteries. Be sure each member of the household or work location knows where the emergency storm kit is located.
Make an Emergency Plan
Do you know what you would do if you lost power for an extended period of time? Have a plan to move yourself and your family – especially those with special medical needs – to an alternate location. Each person in your household should know where to meet, how to contact each other and what to do in different scenarios.
Bookmark DP&L’s Outage Info Center on your mobile device for quick and easy access to report outages, check your status, and view our new Outage Map. When power outages occur, DP&L provides customers real-time outage information through the online outage map to help customers make critical decisions. Follow DP&L on Twitter for real-time outage updates.
Be safe around power lines
Put safety first, and never touch or go near a downed power line. Always assume it is energized and STAY AWAY. Keep children and pets away and report it online or call 877-4OUTAGE. If the situation is an emergency, such as a fire, call 911.
No matter where you live, you’ll encounter storms at some point during the year. For more information about staying safe during severe weather events, visit dpandl.com.
About The Dayton Power and Light Company, and The AES Corporation
The Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc. (DPL), a regional energy provider and an AES company. DPL’s other significant subsidiaries include AES Ohio Generation, LLC (AES Ohio Gen), Miami Valley Insurance Company (MVIC), and Miami Valley Lighting, LLC (MVLt). The Dayton Power and Light Company, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 520,000 customers in West Central Ohio; AES Ohio Gen engages in the operation of merchant peaking and generation facilities; MVIC, a captive insurance company, provides insurance services to DPL and its subsidiaries, and MVLt maintains outdoor lighting to governments and businesses. DPL, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates approximately 2,175 megawatts of generation capacity, of which 1,150 megawatts are coal-fired units and 1,000 megawatts are solar, natural gas, battery storage and diesel peaking units. For more information about the company, please visit www.dplinc.com. Connect with DP&L at www.twitter.com/dpltoday, www.linkedin.com/company/dayton-power-and-light, and at www.facebook.com/DPLToday.
The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 15 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2017 revenues were $11 billion and we own and manage $33 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.