GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP/WBOC)- Strong storms that blew through Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore overnight left thousands of utility customers without power.
Delmarva Power reported about 2,000 customers without power Thursday morning, down from a peak of about 7,800 outages.
The vast majority of remaining outages Thursday were in Delaware, with about 600 in Kent County, 700 in New Castle County and 580 in Sussex County. Another 120 customers in Caroline County, Md. were without power.
A wind advisory for gusts up to 50 miles per hour was in effect until late Thursday morning for much of Delaware.
If you have a power outage to report, do not call 911. Instead, contact your local power company for assistance in reporting an outage. They also ask for you to have a copy of your bill readily available so they can get your account information.
To report an electrical power outage, To report a power outage or other electrical emergency such as a downed wire, pole accident, or tree limb on a wire, Delmarva Power customers in New Castle County, Del. and Cecil and Harford counties in Maryland should call 1-800-898-8042. Delmarva Power customers in Kent and Sussex counties, Del. and the Eastern Shore of Maryland should call 1-800-898-8045.
Choptank Electric members on the Eastern Shore of Maryland should call 1-800-410-4790. Choptank also reminds customers to not forward e-mails to report outages.
Delaware Electric Cooperative members in Sussex and Kent counties who experience an outage should call the co-op's emergency service line at 855-DEC-9090.
A & N Electric Cooperative members on the Eastern Shore of Virginia should call the cooperative at (757) 787-9750 or (800) 431-2632 to report outages. Advise ANEC if there are any medical emergencies or if a standby generator is in use.
Click on the below links for the latest power outage information in your area (if any):
To see the latest Delmarva Power outage updates, click here.
To see the latest Delaware Electric Cooperative power outage updates, click here.
To see the latest Choptank Electric Cooperative power outage updates, click here.
To see the latest A & N Electric Cooperative power outage updates, click here.
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