Dealing with Storms in Haverford Township

Haverford Township has been hit with numerous storms in recent years, and our Township personnel work hard to assure that services remain available to all residents.

If you have a gas or electric emergency call PECO immediately at 1-800-841-4141.

If you have a power outage or need to speak with the PECO Customer Service department, please call 1-800-494-4000.

If you have a water (Aqua Pennsylvania) emergency, contact customer service at 1-877-987-2782 .

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Tips for Dealing With Power Outages

Report Downed Power Lines: Stay at least 10 feet away from downed power lines as electricity might still be flowing through the lines.

Sensitive Appliances: Protect appliances from possible power surges when electricity is restored. Unplug appliances and computers, if possible, and turn off non-essential lights.

Keep Food Cold: Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to help prevent food spoilage. Refrigerated foods should remain safe to eat for four hours. Food in a closed freezer can stay frozen for up to two days.

Water: Discontinue non-essential water usage. Do not drink cloudy or dirty water. Don’t be alarmed if chlorine level is higher than normal. Notify water officials of low or no water pressure.

Stay Cool: During hot days, stay cool indoors and drink plenty of fluids.

Check on Neighbors: Check on elderly or medically dependent neighbors.

Generator Options: Establish independent, short-term power supplies such as generators or battery- operated devices. Instead, plug appliances directly into generator.

Monitor Radio and Television: Monitor battery- operated radio or television for current information on the outage.

Telephones: Use telephones that do not depend on electricity. Cordless phones will not function during an outage.

Garage Doors & Security Gates: Know how to manually release and open any electric doors, like garage doors or security gates.

Anticipate Traffic Delays: Intersections should be treated as four-way stops when traffic lights are out.

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