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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.

Prince George’s County Opens First Two Shelters

Prince George’s County Opens First Two Shelters

The following information was sent to us from Scott L. Peterson:

Prince George’s County opened its first two shelters at the Baden Fire and EMS Station, 16608 Brandywine Rd., Baden, MD and the Bunker Hill Fire Station #55, 3716 Rhode Island Ave., Mt. Rainier, MD.  

The County urges any residents in the vicinity of these stations who needs shelter to seek it there.  The American Red Cross in cooperation with Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management, the Baden Volunteer Fire Company, and the Bunker Hill Fire Station are managing this shelter.

 

Updates for Prince George's County:

·         Pepco is reporting 2,497 power outages in the County.

·         BGE is reporting 382 power outages in the County

Christmas in April's Golf Fundraiser

Christmas in April's Golf Fundraiser

Prince George’s County Christmas in April is sponsoring its 22nd Annual Christmas in April Susan Denison Mona Golf Tournament on September 26, 2011, at the Courses at Andrews Air Force Base.

 

All profits from the tournament go toward funding the 2012 program, which renovates the homes of the elderly and disabled residents of Prince George’s County at no cost to the homeowner. 

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