It is important to have a list of emergency contacts on hand during emergency situations. Here are some helpful phone numbers.
Remember to report ALL emergencies to 911 or emergency dispatch center.
American Red Cross Southeastern Pa. Disaster Services: 215-299-4000 or www.redcross.org/pa/philadelphia
Pennsylvania State Police: 215-560-6200
Delaware County Police: 610-892-8400
Bucks County Fire Department: 215-340-8700
Northampton Police/Fire Department: 610-759-2200
Philadelphia Fire Department: 215-686-1300
PECO Energy Customer Service: 1-800-494-4000
PECO Energy Emergency (gas or electric): 1-800-841-4141
Philadelphia Gas Works : 215-235-1212
PPL Electric: 1-800-DIAL-PPL (3425775)
Pennsylvania Power Company (Penn Power), Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed), First Energy Company Pennsylvania Electric (Penelec), and West Penn Power (formerly Allegheny Power): 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877)
Philadelphia Water Emergency: 215-685-6300
Road Conditions: 511
Citizens Electric of Lewisburg: 570-524-2231
Duquesne Light: 1-888-393-7000
Pike County Light & Power Company: 1-877-434-4100
UGI Utilities Inc.: 1-800-276-2722
Wellsboro Electric Company: 570-724-3516
Burlington County Police/Fire: 609-267-8300
Camden County Police/Fire: 856-783-4900/4444
Atlantic County Emergency Hotline: 1-866-704-4636
Atlantic County Police: 609-909-7200
Cumberland County Police/Fire: 856-455-6886
Gloucester County Police/Fire: 856-589-0911
Salem County Police/Fire: 856-769-2900
Burlington County Office Of Emergency Management: 609-518-7200
Camden County Office Of Emergency Management: 856-428-9335
Cape May County Office Of Emergency Management: 609-463-6570
Cumberland County Office Of Emergency Management: 856-455-8770
Mercer County Office Of Emergency Management: 609-799-0110
Ocean County Office Of Emergency Management: 732-341-3451
Salem County Office Of Emergency Management: 856-769-1955
NJ State Police: 609-882-2000
APSE&G: 1-800-436-PSEG (7734)
Atlantic City Electric: 1-800-833-7476
South Jersey Gas: 1-800-582-7060
NJ Office of Emergency Management: 1-888-653-6299
Lower Township Hurricane Hotline: 609-886-1619 ext. 140.
Long Beach Island Office of Emergency Management 609- 361-2050
New Jersey Disaster Legal Services 1-888-541-1900
Delaware Emergency Management Agency: 302-659-3362
Wilmington Police: 302-654-5151
Delmarva Power: 302-454-0317
Sussex County: 302-856-7366
AAA Mid-Atlantic Road Service: 1-800-222-4357
Tips for Staying Safe During A Power Outage: Since the last winter storm resulted in a number of longterm power outages, the Red Cross has some tips for dealing with future outages, especially as another winter storm approaches.
To conserve energy, the organization recommends:
-Turning off lights and computers when not in use.
-Washing clothes in cold water if possible; wash only full loads and clean the dryer’s lint trap after each use.
-When using a dishwasher, washing full loads and using the light cycle. If possible, use the rinse only cycle and turn off the high temperature rinse option. When the regular wash cycle is done, just open the dishwasher door to allow the dishes to air dry.
-Replacing incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient compact fluorescent lights.
Be sure to stock up on important items including water, food, medication, first aid kits, flash lights, sanitary and hygiene items, cell phone chargers, and extra money.
For more tips, click here.