Guide to emergency resources in Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania Governor Corbett's office provided residents with information on emergency resources to use as Hurricane Sandy approaches land.
People with emergencies should continue to call 911, Gov. Corbett said. Motorists can call 511 or visit www.511pa.com for travel information.
For shelter information visit http://www.redcross.org/find-help/shelter or text "shelter" + your zip code to 43362
Anyone experiencing distress in relation to Hurricane Sandy can call the Disaster Distress Helpline toll-free at 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.
If you lose power, contact your electric company. Do not assume your neighbors have called. See below for contact information for all Pennsylvania electric companies.
Electric Companies Contact Information
Citizens Electric of Lewisburg -- 570-524-2231
Duquesne Light -- 1-888-393-7000
FirstEnergy Companies (Includes Pennsylvania Power Company (Penn Power) Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed) FirstEnergy CompanyPennsylvania Electric (Penelec), 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
First Published October 29, 2012 1:17 pm