Friday, November 2, 2012
PPL hopes to restore power for up to 85 percent of customers by Friday night, thanks in part to new PPL best practices.
There are 500 beds set up in 15 tractor trailers warmed by giant generators. A dining hall that might not be as nice as Harry Potter's Hogwarts but is almost as big and able to accommodate 500 contractors is stationed at PPL's Hurricane Sandy staging area at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. This temporary command post stems from new PPL Corp. "best practices" that are helping organizers gain two hours of productivity from each 12-hour shift the restoration-response team works. The streamlined restoration efforts are surely part of the reason PPL Regional Community Relations Director Melinda Stumpf has updated power restoration estimates to Friday night -- rather than the previous target of Sunday, Nov. 4. "We hope to have 80 to 85 …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Customers of PPL Electric Utilities who are still experiencing a power outage due to Hurricane Sandy may receive up to three 10-pound bags of ice and three gallons of water daily.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Customers of PPL Electric Utilities who are still experiencing a power outage due to Hurricane Sandy can receive free ice and water from the Emmaus Weis Market, 1220 Chestnut Street, or the Weis Market, 365 South Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown. PPL customers may receive up to three 10-pound bags of ice and three gallons of water daily. Just identify yourself as a PPL Electric Utilities customer at the time of purchase. As of 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to PPL's outage map, there are 6,788 customers in Emmaus and 4,759 in Upper Milford Township without power. If you cannot find a vendor in your area, you may purchase your ice and water supply from any vendor and PPL will reimburse you for up to the daily maximum amount noted above. …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
There’s still time to get ready for the latest October snowstorm heading for Eastern Pennsylvania.
Another October storm is on its way. You know, the kind of crazy storm that only happens once-in-a-life-time. You know, the kind of crazy storm that happened a year ago – ironically, basically a year ago to the day that Eastern Pennsylvania may get walloped again. Oh, and then there were Irene and Lee too, who could forget those lovelies? While memories of the wind and the rain and thunder-claps of cracking tree limbs may have faded, the thing that most people in Emmaus Patch haven’t forgotten are the power outages, which in some cases lasted five days or more. This time around, it seems, just as Emmaus Patch residents are making their preparations for the latest angry bundle of weather, known as Sandy, PPL Electric Utilities is trying to …
It's time to make emergency preparations in case Hurricane Sandy causes power outages and other problems in the Lehigh Valley
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- On Emmaus Patch
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Tell us in the comments.
Emmaus Patch is getting reports of power outages in Upper Milford Township. Power is out at Emmaus Patch headquarters and PPL is estimating a 3:30 p.m. return. The PPL Outage Center Web site is down for maintenance and Emmaus Patch is working on getting further details on the outage. The Web site does say that 299 PPL customers are without power as of 1:20 p.m. In the meantime, let us know if power is out where you are. Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A total of 878 PPL customers in Lehigh County have no electricity according to the PPL Outage Center web site.
A total of 503 customers in Emmaus Borough are without power this morning, according to the PPL outage center web site. PPL is reporting a total of 878 customers in Lehigh County are without power as of 6:26 a.m. on Wednesday. The outage center web site doesn’t list any customers in Upper Milford Township as being affected by the outage. However, Emmaus Patch HQ lost power at approximately 2:30 a.m. and is still without power. Neighboring customers in Upper Milford Township are without electricity as well, based on Emmaus Patch visual observation. Is your home or business without power? Tell us in the comments. A text message update on the situation from PPL sent at 4 a.m. states that the outage is due to a “major event with no estimated …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The "Powerless People" have survived. Primitive conditions conjure creativity and perseverance among Lehigh Valley residents.
Here we are facing yet another catastrophic event in the history of the Lehigh Valley. If it’s not earthquakes and hurricanes, it’s an unprecedented October snowfall cutting power to approximately 300,000 customers throughout the region for days. The snow began to fall Saturday morning and continued through the night. As I watched it accumulating on our newly planted trees, I became distressed. For two years we’ve nurtured those maples, cherries, oaks, sweet gums, blueberry and lilac bushes, and one silly storm wasn’t going to take them from me. My kids and husband thought I was losing my mind as I rushed out every couple of hours to "shake the trees." They laughed and teased me, but in the end they called me the “Tree Savior.” I’m happy …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Residents of Ridge Manor told they could return to their homes about an hour ago
In a real-life example of the saying, “all’s well that ends well,” electric power was restored to the Lehigh County Housing Authority senior citizens building at 333 Ridge Street in Emmaus at 3:10 p.m. today, ending a 12-hour power outage, according to Sgt. Chuck Palmer, Emmaus chief of police. The police department, he says, was notified of a partial power outage in the residential high rise at the corners of Third and Ridge streets at about 3:30 a.m. PPL and the Lehigh County Housing Authority were alerted at that time. At approximately 9 a.m. today, Palmer says, the department was advised by PPL that the electrical outage had been traced to an underground service line, and the repair, which ultimately caused the entire building to lose …