Delmarva Power sends out weather warning

Delmarva Power is taking the extra step of sending out recorded calls to their customers telling them of the potential destructive power of Hurricane Irene.

Emails have also gone out reminding people they could be impacted by the high wind and water.

“Our first priority is the safety of our customers and our crews. Repair crews will begin assessing damage and making repairs once it has been determined that it is safe for them to do so. We cannot send crews out safely until sustained winds drop below 35 miles an hour,” according to the utility. 

One spokesman said, during the storm, people may not be able to get a live operator, but should record their outages anyway.

The utility says to visit its website: www.delmarva.com.

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