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As Pepco Customer Restoration Nears 95 Percent, Maryland Lt. Governor Tours Pepco Work Sites

As Pepco Customer Restoration Nears 95 Percent,  Maryland Lt. Governor Tours Pepco Work Sites

 

BETHESDA, Maryland – Pepco Region President Thomas H. Graham today led a tour of Maryland government executives to witness in action Pepco’s strategic plan to restore service to customers who lost service in the wake of Hurricane Irene.  Graham and Lt. Governor Anthony Brown viewed first-hand restoration activity in District Heights, Md., where Pepco and a dozen Gulf Shores Power mutual assistance crews from Florida combined forces to replace broken poles and wires and restore power.    

Pepco Assesses Storm & Targets Power Outages

Pepco Assesses Storm & Targets Power Outages

According to Pepco, a fleet of trucks was dispatched at 7 a.m. to actively assess storm damage across the system, allowing Pepco to strategically target power restoration efforts. These crews include personnel and trucks from utility companies in other states, which had been arranged by Pepco earlier last week as Hurricane Irene gathered.

Restoration Efforts Include: 1,700 restoration workers in the field, including 800 from mutual-assistance companies in other states 400 field support personnel 440 staffers taking calls from Pepco customers In Pepco’s service area.

Hurricane Irene delivered heavy rains and sustained gale force winds. Damage to the electrical infrastructure has been extensive up and down the East Coast. As of 7:30 a.m., approximately 194,000 Pepco customers were without power. This is reduced from 220,000 customers without power earlier during the storm.

Pepco Mobilizes in Response to Hurricane Irene

Pepco Mobilizes in Response to Hurricane Irene

WASHINGTON – Pepco has launched its response plan in the wake of Hurricane Irene. A fleet of trucks were dispatched at 7 a.m. to actively assess storm damage across the system, allowing Pepco to strategically target power restoration efforts.  These crews include personnel and trucks from utility companies in other states, which had been arranged by Pepco earlier last week as Hurricane Irene gathered.

“We have developed a plan to attack potential outages since this storm was first predicted,” said Pepco Region President Thomas H. Graham. “We’ve now launched our restoration fleets into the communities and they will work around the clock until everyone’s power is restored.

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As Hurricane Irene approaches the East Coast, President Barack Obama on Friday, August 26th urged Americans in the path of the “historic” storm to “take it seriously” and prepare for the heavy rains, high winds and coastal flooding as it makes landfall.

Anticipating Irene’s arrival, people up and down the Eastern Seaboard are already crowding hardware and grocery stores  to pick up generators, bottled water, batteries, non-perishables and flashlights.

Congratulations to WUSA9's Post the Most Contest Winner

Congratulations to WUSA9's Post the Most Contest Winner

WUSA9's First Ever Post the Most Contest came to an end last night. The winner of the contest is nutrition blogger Chad Hamilton. Congratulations! 

His prize is a choice between the following: $100 gift card to Starbucks, Amazon, Apple or Best Buy 

Thank you to everyone who participated and we hope you continue to blog for our community sites! 

-The Where You Live Team