Thousands without power in Pike, Wayne
Use flashlights instead of candles whenever possible, since candles can cause a fire if tipped by animals or people. Also, unplug sensitive home electronics devices that could be damaged when power is restored.
Based on the number of customers reporting interruptions, Hurricane Irene ranks among the worst storms to hit PPL Electric Utilities' service area in the past 20 years.
About 150 employees and contractors of Louisville Gas and Electric arrived Saturday to assist in the restoration effort alongside PPL Electric Utilities and local contractor crews. PPL Corporation acquired LG&E and another Kentucky utility company, Kentucky Utilities, last November.
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.
SOURCE PPL Electric Utilities