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Planned Power Outage At Midnight In Berlin

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BERLIN, Md. - After a strong and sudden storm over the weekend, crews will have to shut off power in Berlin to repair the damage.

Delmarva Power says in order to finish repairing a transmission line that was damaged on Saturday during the severe thunder and lighting storm, they will be de-energizing the electric service for anywhere from 10 minutes to up to an hour starting at Midnight, Tuesday.

Officials say the storm sheared off five poles, locked out four substations, and caused a power outage for 20,000 customers in Worcester County on Saturday afternoon. If Berlin residents have an outage longer than an hour early Tuesday morning, they should report the service interruption to the Town of Berlin by calling 410-641-1333.

Delmarva Power offers the following tips to prepare for the outage:

  • Assemble an emergency 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
  • Extra blankets
  • 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.

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