3/2/2018/ – Strong Winds in the Delmarva Power Region Today through Saturday

Strong Winds in the Delmarva Power Region Today through Saturday

Situation Overview

Strong winds, forecasted to gust in excess of 50 mph, are expected to move through the Delmarva Power service area today through Saturday morning. High winds can bring down trees and tree branches causing damage to electric equipment and result in service interruptions for customers. Delmarva Power’s Emergency Response Organization is ready to respond, with additional crews and personnel ready to work as quickly and safely as possible to restore service to customers should outages occur.


We are prepared for this potential weather event and ask customers to be cautious when driving near working crews, vehicles and equipment.

  • The company will have additional crews and other personnel scheduled and ready to respond should the forecasted high winds impact service to our customers.
  • In addition to 200 internal linemen, Delmarva Power has an additional 100 overhead line contractors and tree crew personnel, as well as crews from its sister utilities Atlantic City Electric available to assist in any restoration effort.


We encourage customers to monitor weather conditions and report any outages or downed wires.

  • Safety is our top priority. We urge our customers to stay away from downed wires and assume any downed wire is energized.
  • To report an outage or downed wire, call 1-800-898-8042 or report and track through our mobile app or our website at delmarva.com/Outages/StormCenter.
  • We ask customers who need power for critical medical equipment to be prepared to relocate to a facility with electricity in case there is a power outage.


Delmarva Power Storm Preparation Handbook



Weathering the Storm Fact Sheet



Power Restoration Process Video



Delmarva Power Outage Map



Delmarva Power Mobile App




John J. Allen, Jr.

Region Vice President & Manager of External Affairs

Delmarva Power Region