storms and outages

Jun 27, 2024 | Storms and Outages | 0 comments

Crews working to restore outages caused by storms

We will continue to work as safely and quickly as possible around the clock until all customers are restored.

Severe storms brought damaging winds and lightning across our entire 29-county service territory late Wednesday afternoon into the evening. We have seen significant damage from downed trees and limbs that caused nearly 1,300 individual damage locations. Since the storm began more than 145,000 customers experienced a power outage.

Our crews continue to work around the clock as safely and quickly as possible to restore all customers. As of 3 p.m. (6/28), we have restored power to more than 137,500 customers and about 7,600 of our 1.5 million customers remain without power.

We have hundreds of personnel responding to the storm, providing both field-based and back-office emergency response operations across our service territory. This includes lineworkers, foresters, damage assessors and call center staff. In preparation for the storm, we brought in more than 600 workers from outside our company to assist in restoration efforts. Due to the extent of the damage, we have obtained additional crews, increasing that number to nearly 1,000. Due to the extent of the damage, this has been a multi-day restoration effort.

We have assigned estimated restoration times (ERTs) for areas in our territory. Because of the scope of repairs, full restoration could extend through Saturday afternoon for some customers, although many customers will have their power restored sooner. As crews are dispatched to specific jobs within a region, customers may receive an updated ERT.

Safety is a core value for us. Remember, should you encounter a downed wire at any time, assume it’s energized and stay away. Report downed wires to PPL Electric or local emergency response agencies.

While we continue to our work, we encourage our customers to remain connected and stay safe with these tips:

Stay connected

  • Report power outages online at or text “Outage” to TXTPPL (898775).
  • Sign up for alerts to stay connected and receive outage updates at
  • Check the status of an outage and estimated restoration times online at
  • For information on storm safety, outage restoration priorities and more, visit

Stay safe:

  • Remember, should you encounter a downed wire at any time, assume it’s energized and stay away. Report downed wires to PPL Electric or local emergency response agencies.
  • Never operate a portable generator in an enclosed area, like a garage, where deadly carbon-monoxide fumes could accumulate.
  • Always use flashlights instead of candles as they can start fires.
  • Turn off appliances that were on when the power went off.
  • Create alternate plans if you have a medical condition that relies on electricity or call 9-1-1 for assistance.
  • Check on elderly family members, neighbors and others who may need assistance during an outage period.
  • For your safety and ours, please keep a safe distance from our crews.

Ice and Water:

Customers who have been without power for 24 hours or more can purchase ice and water from any local vendor at their expense and send us receipts. Once received, we will credit those costs back to the customer’s account. Each customer can purchase a maximum of three 10-pound bags of ice and three gallons of water per day. Customers should mail their receipts and account number to:

PPL Electric Utilities
Attention: Ice and Water
827 Hausman Road
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104


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