PECO Information

DO NOT CALL 911 IF YOU LOSE POWER!  PLEASE REPORT THE POWER OUTAGE DIRECTLY TO PECO.

PECO urges customers to be safe during severe weather by staying away from downed power lines.  Report downed power lines by contacting PECO at 1-800-841-4141.

Customers experiencing any issues with their electric or natural gas service should contact PECO at 1-800-841-4141.

PECO also has a two-way texting program for outages.  By texting ADDOUTAGE to 697326, customers can enroll in the program, report power outages, and check the status of their outage through text messaging.  To use this service a customer’s mobile number must be registered with their account.

Tropical Storm Isaias AM Update

Tropical Storm Isaias Update Tropical Storm Isaias Update August 4, 2020 8:00 AM PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Weather Service is forecasting that Tropical Storm Isaias could directly impact our region on Tuesday. The storm is forecasted to produce heavy rain and strong winds. PECO is actively monitoring the weather and developing plans to prepare in advance for potential impacts to the company’s electric and natural gas system. PECO has activated its Emergency Response Organization and is prepared to respond to any potential impacts to the company’s electric and natural gas systems. In addition to this weather, the nation continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic that is increasing customer reliance on energy service as they work from home and take care of their families, making the need for reliable energy even more important. PECO will actively work to restore service to any potential customers in need, while also ensuring the health and safety of employees and customers. What are we doing? • We continue to monitor the weather conditions to prepare for any potential issues. If an issue occurs, we will work safely to repair damage and restore service as quickly as possible. • When storms and extreme weather hit, PECO is prepared and dedicated to restoring service to our customers as safely and quickly as possible. ° PECO crews, along with local contractors, work around the clock until every last customer is restored. ° We are also bringing in an additional 225 contractors to help with any restoration efforts. • Enhanced staffing plans are being developed for both field and back office employees. • PECO has activated its Emergency Response Organization and is prepared to respond to any potential impacts to the company’s electric and natural gas systems. • Every day throughout the year PECO has teams of employees, both in the field and back office, and on call to respond quickly if needed and supplement the company’s 24×7 staffing. What do we want customers to know/do? • PECO urges customers to be safe during severe weather by staying away from downed power lines and potentially damaged electric equipment. • Customers should always assume that PECO equipment is energized. Report downed power lines by contacting us at 1-800-841-4141. • Customers experiencing any issues with their electric or natural gas service should contact PECO at 1-800-841-4141. • Customers also can easily report issues with their electric service at peco.com/outages using their phone, tablet or computer or through PECO’s free mobile app. ° Download PECO’s free mobile app to report outages and receive notifications on restoration status. The PECO mobile app is available through the App Store or Google Play. • Visit peco.com/alerts to choose how to receive information – via text, email or phone – including when power is out in your area, when your service is expected to be restored, or when your power is restored. • PECO also has a two-way texting program for outages. By texting “ADDOUTAGE” to MYPECO (697326), customers can enroll in the program, report outages and check the status of their outage through text messaging. To use this service a customer’s mobile number must be registered with their account. • Customers can find additional information at peco.com/storm. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/pecoconnect and on Twitter at twitter.com/pecoconnect.

Veterans Advisory Council Needs Your Support

The Veterans Advisory Council was created in 2011 to assist the Supervisors and to ensure our local veterans could access benefits and services that were available and to have the knowledge & resources to quickly deal with situations that arise.  The VAC has become an integral part of the community from starting the tethered U.S. Flag collection bins, holding local veteran musters and partnering with the Travis Manion Foundation to bring the only 5K race to the Township.  From honoring & supporting our veterans, service members and their families, we are proud of the work we do.  We are looking for new members that have an interest in helping with our mission.

This year is our 8th year of hosting the Travis Manion 5K Run/Walk on 9/12/2020 at 9:00 AM.  As the community benefactor of the event, this 5K brings much needed funds to support our yearly events and support our local veterans.  Consider being a sponsor, runner, walker or a volunteer.  This is a great way to meet new members in the community and help out a great cause.  All ages welcome.  Click HERE to sign-up.

To reach a member of the Lower Southampton Township Veterans Advisory Council, please call (267)982-2199 or email at lstwp.vac@gmail.com.  Please note that there will be no monthly meetings in August, the next meeting will be held on September 1st at 7 PM at the Township building.  You can still reach us through a phone call or email, thank you and enjoy your summer.

Here Comes A Heatwave!

Starting this weekend, and continuing through mid week next week, dangerous excessive heat is expected for much of the area. Heat index values above 100F are possible for at least a portion of the area from Sunday through Wednesday, with the worst of the heat wave likely coming on Monday. Stay hydrated and check on your elderly neighbors!