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  • “When it doubt, throw it out!”
  • Refrigerators should be 40 degrees or lower!
  • If you have a cooler, it should keep food cold for about four hours.

Power Outage

  • To report power outages, Peco customers should call the emergency number 1-800-841-4141
  • Also, you can use your cell to report outages by accessing
  • Use battery-powered flashlights!
  • Use a battery-powered radio and clock
  • Keep in mind it could take multiple days before power is restored.

Property Damage

  • Check your house for structural damage, gas leaks and loose power lines.
  • Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
  • For insurance purposes, make sure to take pictures of damage.
  • If you have any questions or complaints, call the Pennsylvania Insurance Department at 877-881-6388.

No Phone Service

  • Go to your provider’s website via your cell to check for outages.

Source: Andrew Eiser, Philadelphia Daily News

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