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Public Service Announcement – Potential Power Outages

26 Jul 2012

Wilkes-Barre, PA (July 26, 2012 – 10:45 a.m.) – Weather predictions for today call for potential severe storms, including damaging winds, which may result in downed power lines and potential electric power outages.

Please call UGI at 800-276-2722 to report any power outage.

If you depend on medical equipment for life-support, we recommend that you purchase a back-up power supply or arrange to stay with family or friends.

If you use a generator during an outage, please make sure it is used safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions on proper venting and operation.

We also recommend customers prepare for an emergency by creating an emergency outage kit, including the following items: Flashlights and fresh batteries (use battery powered flashlights and lanterns rather than candles to minimize the risk of fire); battery-powered radio or television and extra batteries; land line phone with cord (Cordless phones require electricity to operate); battery-powered or windup alarm clock; a supply of bottled water (one gallon per person per day); non-perishable foods that require no heating; hand-operated can opener, blankets, bedding, or sleeping bags and a change of clothes; First Aid Kit and prescription medications; special items for infants, the elderly or family members with special needs; pet supplies; extra set of car keys and house keys; Emergency Services and UGI telephone numbers.

UGI will be fully staffed to deal with any power outages as quickly as possible.

Additional updates will be available on an ongoing basis at www.ugi.com/outages; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities; Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities. For those who do not have Internet access, updates and news will also be provided to local media outlets, including newspapers and radio. In addition, UGI will staff an outage center at the Hanover Industrial Park on a schedule to be posted on UGI’s Website, www.ugi.com.

UGI Utilities – Electric Division serves 62,000 customers in portions of Luzerne and Wyoming counties. Additional information about UGI’s Electric Division is available online at www.ugi.com.