Philadelphia, October 29, 2012 — Forecast to bring upwards of 10 inches of torrential rain and 50 mph winds (with gusts of up to 80 mph) to the region, Hurricane Sandy is expected to result in historic flooding and severe damage to electric lines and equipment.
In response, PECO has mobilized more than 3,000 employees, contractors and out-of-state crews to respond to the devastating effects of this potentially record-breaking storm. This massive effort includes more than 1,500 field personnel from utilities as far away as Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi, as well as field personnel from PECO's Chicago-based sister utility ComEd.
Crews stand ready to repair storm damage and restore service to customers as quickly and safely as possible. Depending on the severity of this storm, there is the potential that PECO may not be able to immediately provide estimated restoration times until we are able to more fully assess damage to our system.
PECO's Emergency Response Organization has been activated since October 25. Field crews and personnel will work to repair damage and safely restore service to customers as quickly as possible.