With Hurricane Florence expected to bear down on the eastern seaboard in less than 36 hours, Pepco'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 200 internal line workers, Pepco has an additional 404 contractors and 153 tree-trimming personnel as well as crews from its sister utilities Atlantic City Electric and Delmarva Power 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, Pepco 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 Pepco service area, company personnel and local contractors will once again be ready to answer the call of needed support for other impacted utilities. Pepco most recently provided restoration assistance in Puerto Rico and to areas of Florida and Georgia that were affected by Hurricane Irma last September.
If outages do occur, crews will assess the damage and assign an estimated restoration time.
More information about how to prepare can be found on the "Storm Readiness" section of pepco.com