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Delmarva Power Urges Customers To Prepare For Power Outages

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SALISBURY, Md. - Delmarva Power says Tuesday's forecast of inclement weather could bring tree limbs into contact with power lines, which could cause power outages.

Officials say they will have line and tree crews available and they are asking customers to call in any outages and stay away from any downed wires. To report outages and/or downed wires in Kent and Sussex counties, along with the Eastern Shore of Maryland, call 1-800-898-8045. Follow the prompts and ask for a call back to confirm that power has been restored.

Delmarva Power has also provided the following tips to help their customers prepare:

Assemble an emergency storm kit, including: 

  • Battery-powered radio or television
  • Flashlight
  • First-aid kit
  • Battery-powered or windup clock
  • Extra batteries
  • Special needs items, such as an insulated cooler
  • List of important and emergency phone numbers


  • Have a telephone with a cord or a cell phone to use as a backup. Cordless telephones require electricity to operate and won't work if there is an outage.
  • Protect electronic equipment. Unplug sensitive electronics or plug computers and other sensitive equipment into surge suppressors and consider an uninterruptible power supply for temporary battery backup power.
  • Turn off power to flood-prone basement appliances if it is safe to do so. However, if using an electrically operated sump pump, the customer should not turn off the power.
  • Have adequate prescription medicines or infant supplies on hand.
  • Follow local news broadcasts for the latest weather and emergency information.
  • Find additional information by visiting the Delmarva Power website.
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