PPL brings in crews from Kentucky
Areas closer to the Atlantic coast, such as Delaware, New York, New Jersey and New England, are expected to be more severely affected, and utilities along the coast already are seeking assistance as part of their advance planning.
PPL Electric Utilities urges customers to stay safe in all conditions. If you lose power at any time, remember the following tips.
Report emergencies immediately, including downed power lines, by calling 1-800-DIAL-PPL (1-800-342-5775). When prompted, press 1 for “electrical emergency." Calls from customers help us determine the scope of outages and better direct crews to where the damage has occurred and restoration work is needed.
Check to see if your neighbors have lights, and check your breakers and fuses.
Never run a generator in your home, basement, or other indoor space where exhaust fumes may accumulate.
Stay clear of downed power lines.
Stay clear of electrical equipment where there is standing water, such as a flooded basement.
Do not use gas ovens or ranges to heat your home.
Turn off electric ovens, ranges or space heaters that may have been in use when the outage occurred.
Unplug sensitive home electronics that can suffer damage when power is restored.
Avoid candles and use flashlights instead. Candles can cause a fire if tipped by animals or people, or if they come in contact with a combustible item.
For additional information on steps to take during an outage, visit http://www.pplelectric.com/Outage
PPL Electric Utilities, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), provides electric delivery services to about 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania and has consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. More information is available at www.pplelectric.com.