Delmarva Power restores power to all customers affected by Hurricane Sandy

Vast majority of customers restored within 36 hours of storm’s onset


NEWARK, Del – As of 12:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 2, Delmarva Power fully restored power to all customers who lost electrical service as the result of Hurricane Sandy. At the height of the storm, which struck the Delmarva Peninsula on Monday afternoon, Oct. 29, more than 70,000 customers were without power. The vast majority of customers without power were restored by the following Wednesday evening—within 36 hours of the storm’s onset.

“Hurricane Sandy posed an enormous threat to our region and brought with her destruction that challenged our electrical system. However, Delmarva Power’s preparation and strong community partnerships attacked Sandy head on,” said Gary Stockbridge, President, Delmarva Power. “In the face of severe flooding that closed roads, tropical force winds that toppled trees and caused downed lines and threatened the public’s safety, we were able to restore the vast majority of customers who lost power within 36 hours of the onset of the storm. I want to thank our customers for their patience and understanding in these difficult conditions. Also, I want to thank the more than 3,400 employees, contractors and out-of-state mutual assistance personnel for their outstanding work and sacrifice, as well as the emergency management agencies, volunteer agencies and government officials for their support.”

Hurricane Sandy proved to be a massive, very dangerous storm that left millions of Americans without power and caused extensive damage to homes, businesses and property. On the Delmarva Peninsula, residents experienced severe flooding and tropical force winds that prompted extensive closings, including federal and local government, schools, public transportation and roads.