Oct. 29, 2012
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced the following list of important phone numbers, texting resources and websites for
Pennsylvanians who have lost power, require shelter or are experiencing emotional distress in relation to Hurricane Sandy.
Pennsylvanians are reminded to write this information down and to store it in a safe location so it is easily accessible in the event of power outage.
For the latest information on Hurricane Sandy:
for Governor Corbett's most recent storm update, live storm tracking, local shelter information, updated closure information, a list of important phone numbers, an emergency preparedness guide and live twitter updates from Governor Corbett and the Weather Channel.
If you are experiencing emotional distress:
Call the Disaster Distress Helpline toll-free number, 1-800-985-5990, or text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746. Spanish-speakers can text 'Hablanos' to 66746. Calls and texts will be answered by trained crisis counselors from call centers throughout the U.S.
Should you lose power:
Please contact your electric company.
Do not assume your neighbors have called.
The following is a list of
electric company, toll-free numbers:
Citizens Electric of
-- 1-888-393-7000FirstEnergy Companies --1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) – this includes: Pennsylvania Power Company (Penn Power), Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed), First Energy Company Pennsylvania Electric (Penelec), and West Penn Power (formerly Allegheny Power) PPL -- 1-800-DIAL-PPL (1-800-342-5775) PECO Energy Company - 1-800-841-4141 Pike County Light & Power Company -- 1-877-434-4100 UGI Utilities Inc. -- 1-800-276-2722 Wellsboro Electric Company -- 570-724-3516
To find a shelter near you:
. Or text "shelter" + your zip code to 43362.
If you're an older Pennsylvanian:
Local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) can coordinate shelter or find services for older Pennsylvanians during Hurricane Sandy. Residents are encouraged to call 1-800- 490-8505 to be connected with an AAA in their local area.