Emergency Alert: 31,000 Without Power in Delaware County, Affecting 13% Customers

In Delaware County, approximately 31,000 PECO customers found themselves without electricity, marking a significant loss affecting roughly 13% of the southeastern Pennsylvania service area.

Chester County experienced even more substantial outages, with around 64,000 residents, nearly 30% of the county, facing power loss.

PECO says 31,000 out of power in Delaware County, 13% of customers – The Delaware County Daily Times:

Weather Alerts and Flood Warnings

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning specifically for Delaware County, extending until midnight.

The region witnessed ongoing or anticipated flooding due to an initial rainfall of nearly 1 inch, with forecasts projecting an additional 1 to 3 inches.

Residents were cautioned about potential dangers, especially when driving in the evening, and urged to report any observed flooding to emergency services when safe.

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Emergency Response and Borough Precautions

Emergency crews in Delaware County remained actively engaged, tackling various storm-related issues such as traffic accidents, fallen trees, downed power lines, and inundated roads.

Meanwhile, Darby Borough declared a state of emergency, echoing the necessity for vigilance among residents.

The borough emphasized preparedness in light of the forecasted heavy rain and wind, recalling a past incident in December that led to evacuations.

As the severe weather persisted, efforts by PECO and emergency response teams continued, prioritizing power restoration and ensuring swift responses to weather-related emergencies to safeguard the affected communities.

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