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PECO Responds to Severe Damage from Significant Thunderstorms

PECO Storm Update: August 9, 2023, 6:00 a.m.


  • PECO continues to respond to the severe damage caused by the significant thunderstorms experienced across the region on Monday night. High winds paired with significant rainfall brought down trees and tree branches and caused extensive damage to electric equipment.

  • Approximately 139,000 customers were impacted by the storm, and more than 95 percent of those customers impacted have been restored. The most heavily concentrated damage occurred in Chester County.

  • Following the aftermath of Monday’s weather, PECO crews, with the assistance of additional employees and contractors outside of the region, continue to work to restore power.

  • As of 5:00 a.m., approximately 6,100 customers are without service.

  • Bucks County = Scattered

  • Chester County = 2,800

  • Delaware County = 2,000

  • Montgomery County = 500

  • Philadelphia = Scattered

  • York = 650

Estimated Restoration Timeline

  • We anticipate that we’ll be able to restore most of those customers who are currently without power due to last night’s storm by the end of the day on Wednesday. In some cases, restoration work may continue through the end of the day Thursday due to the severity of the damage.

  • Customers can access their account information, report an outage, and stay up to date on their restoration status through the PECO mobile app or on

  • PECO crews, contractors, and support personnel will continue to work around the clock until all damage has been repaired and all service has been restored. 

Mutual Assistance

  • We continue to secure additional assistance from outside the region to support storm restoration efforts. 

  • In addition to our dedicated PECO crews, we have brought in an additional 1,500 field personnel, including local contractors and mutual assistance crews from other utility companies.

  • These crew members will continue to work 12- to 16-hour shifts alongside PECO crew members to repair the extensive damage on the electric system.

Stay Safe  

  • Always stay away from damaged electric equipment, especially downed power lines and tree limbs that may come into contact with power lines. Call PECO at 1-800-841-4141 to report any downed equipment.

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