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An Emergency Guide in Case Your Power Goes Out in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware

Before, during and after winter weather strikes, this guide can help you.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Prepping for Power Outages

    As the weekend winter storm approaches, officials are warning of possible power outages. But don't worry yet, there's plenty of time to get what you need ahead of the storm.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019)

    A triple threat of winter storms and bitter cold is cranking up as we speak to slam into the Philadelphia region and tri-state area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

    Preparedness will be key ahead of what is turning into a weekend mess and Monday mayhem. Luckily, the forecast is allowing everyone time to be just that: prepared.

    Here are the valuable links and facts you need to know, state-by-state, to be ready for power outages and dangerous travel conditions. (And before you go to your individual state, the Red Cross also has a "How to Protect Your Family, Pets, Home" checklist.)

    PENNSYLVANIA

    - All the power companies serving electric customers, along with links to outage maps for each utility supplier and how to report an outage can be found here.

    - Road conditions and traffic jams in the Keystone State can be found here.

    - Twitter account for the state Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), which posts updates consistently throughout storms, can be found here.

    - County-by-county preparedness and shelter information links:

    Bucks County // Chester County // Delaware County // Montgomery County // Philadelphia

    - The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency's ReadyPA winter preparedness guide can be found here.

    NEW JERSEY

    - All the utility companies serving electric and gas customers, along with links to outage maps for each utility supplier can be found here. 

    - For rental residents: this is a list by municipality, of who to contact if you lose heat.

    - Road conditions and traffic jams in the Garden State can be found here.

    - The state Office of Emergency Management's Winter Weather guide can be found here.

    - Warming centers, by county (there are many of them) can be found here. 

    - Twitter account for the state Office of Emergency Management, which posts updates consistently throughout storms, can be found here.

    DELAWARE

    - The state Emergency Management Agency's Winter Weather guidecan be found here

    - Register for the Delaware Emergency Notification System (DENS) alerts here.

    - Power outage resources, with a links to the utility companies that serve the First State, can be found here.

    - Warming centers in the event of a Code Purple can be found here.

    TRAVEL-RELATED LINKS

    - SEPTA Winter Weather

    - PATCO Travel Alerts

    - NJ Transit Service Alert

    - Philadelphia International Airport Twitter account