The current number of customers without power is 26,000. DP&L has over 500,000 customers in 24 counties. The Sunday evening line of severe storms increased the number of customers without power to 52,000 last night. We made good progress reducing the number of outages overnight. We expect to make significant progress in restoring power today as well.
We anticipate that 95% of the 175,000 customers impacted by Friday afternoon’s storm will be restored by Wednesday night. We expect that smaller, localized outages will be restored by Friday. And of course, DP&L will continue to work 24 hours a day until all customers have power.
You can see an up-to-date outage map at http://www.dpandl.com/customer-service/outage-center/outage-map/
The number of customers affected by Friday’s storm is second only to Hurricane Ike in 2008, when 270,000 were affected by outages due to the hurricane’s winds.
How We’re Responding
DP&L has 1,000 people focused on restoring power – including mutual assistance teams from Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.
Information is available on our website: How we restore power in major outages.
Safety information for customers
If your power is out, go through your home and make sure that all heat-producing appliances (ovens, ranges, toasters, curling irons, etc.) are turned off or disconnected from a source of electricity so that when power is restored, your home is safe from accidental fires.
Listen to DP&L Director of Corporate Communications Leslie Sprigg discuss safety following a storm.
A good practice is to always ensure there are no papers or other flammable materials on top of your electric range, in case it is accidentally turned on.
For the safety of our customers, they should stay clear of our crews as they clear power lines and work to restore power.
Treat all fallen wires as if they are live and stay away. Never touch a power line.
Report fallen power lines and outages to DP&L by calling 877-468-8243.
Of the 4,837 Logan County Cooperative members, 3,639 lost power at some point on Friday evening. Working throughout the night, Co-op tree and line crews (pictured) restored power to all but 132 homes by 11 o’clock Saturday morning. Power was fully restored to all members by 8 p.m. Sunday.