Power Outages Still Affecting Residents In Aftermath of Storm

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Delmarva Power (Delmarva Connect) and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) are reporting that almost 3,000 customers were still without power as of 10:30 this morning. Service is estimated to be restored to Delmarva Power customers by 11:00 p.m. on Friday. You can get updates by texting ADD OUTAGE to 67972. For more information, go…

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Unnecessary Power Outages Caused by Foil Balloons

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With all the graduations and outdoor events taking place around this time of year, Delmarva Power is issuing a warning about one thing that can put a damper on your celebration, or on those around you– foil balloons. The balloons, also known as mylar balloons, can wreak havoc on the electric grid. Untethered balloons cause…

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Weathering the Mother’s Day Weekend Storm

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We’re looking for your storm pictures – send them to media@wgmd.com Wind advisory expired at 5 this morning – and the Coastal Flood warning has been extended until 7am Monday. High tide has passed early this morning for Ocean City, Indian River and Lewes – the next high tide in those areas will be this…

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Power Outages Develop On A Blustery Day

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Utilities are responding to scattered power outages as gusty winds blow across Delmarva. Delaware Electric Cooperative was reporting more than 1,300 member outages in northeastern and north-central Sussex County as of late Monday morning. Delmarva Power was listing nearly 1,600 outages in its Delaware and Maryland Eastern Shore service territories.

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Severe thunderstorm affects power throughout Sussex County

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Heavy winds and severe weather conditions have affected power for hundreds of residents across Sussex County. As of 11 a.m., Friday several hundred people were without power across Sussex County and parts of southern Kent County, including 73 who experienced outages in Harrington and 200 in Felton, according to Delmarva Power. Coastal areas further south…

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UPDATED: Heavy Storm Damage to Western Kent & Sussex Counties, Power Outages

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UPDATED – 6:50am – Delaware Electric Cooperative is working to replace at least 4 broken utility poles – but has restored power to over 1500 homes since the storm blew through early this morning.  Delmarva Power still has over 6000 customers without power – in the Laurel and Seaford areas, from Selbyville to Dagsboro and…

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Food Safety Tips in the Event of Local Power Outages or Flooding on the Lower Shore

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As Hurricane Florence begins to make way across the Eastern seaboard, health officials of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties recommend the following food safety tips for residents to help them prepare now, should local power outages or flooding occur. Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices…

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Storms Move Through Delmarva Saturday Night

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Delmarva was under the gun last night with tornado watches, severe storm watches and warnings and flood warnings as a line of storms moved through last night.  In many areas in New Castle and Kent County – both Maryland and Delaware there were reports of half inch to golf ball sized hail, strong winds with…

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UPDATED: Power Outages Friday

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Fortunately power outages have been few, but the wind has been an issue for residents along the coast. Delmarva Power – RESOLVED – Bishopville – About 5 residents without power on St Martins Neck Road south of Tingle Lane.  The outage is under evaluation with estimated restoration around 10am. RESOLVED – Hebron – about 5…

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UPDATED: Scattered Power Outages on Delmarva

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There are scattered power outages in Sussex and Worcester County – Delaware Electric Cooperative – RESOLVED – About 265 without power west of Bridgeville since just before 6am – crews are on the scene. Outages are the result of accident with pole and pole broken. Estimate restoration between 8 and 10am ALL RESOLVED – Scattered outages…

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