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For Immediate Release
ComEd Media Relations
Customers encouraged to report outages and stay safe
CHICAGO (Nov. 10, 2020) – With severe weather forecasted across northern Illinois starting Tuesday afternoon, ComEd is increasing crew staffing and equipment to respond if power outages occur. Forecasts project heavy rain, thunderstorms, and high winds up to 60 miles per hour starting in the Northwest suburbs. A tornado watch is also in effect for part of the area.
When responding to power outages caused by storms, ComEd's priority is to restore critical facilities such as police and fire stations, nursing homes and hospitals first, followed by those outages that will restore the greatest number of customers. The company will further increase its focus on these facilities as they are more critical than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Public safety is paramount, and ComEd encourages customers to take the following precautions:
ComEd urges customers to contact the company immediately if they experience a power outage. Customers can text OUT to 26633 (COMED) to report an outage and receive restoration information and can follow the company on Twitter @ComEd or on Facebook at Facebook.com/ComEd. Customers can also call 1-800 EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661), or report outages via the website at ComEd.com/report. Spanish-speaking customers should call 1-800-95-LUCES (1-800-955-8237).
ComEd's mobile app for iPhone and Android® smart phones gives customers the ability to report power outages and manage their accounts; download the app at ComEd.com/app.
ComEd's interactive outage map on its website at ComEd.com/map allows customers to easily find information on the location and size of outages and get estimated power restoration times.
ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ: EXC), a Fortune 200 energy company with approximately 10 million electricity and natural gas customers – the largest number of customers in the U.S. ComEd powers the lives of more than 4 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit
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