PPL Electric Utilities urges focus on readiness during National Preparedness Month

Utility offers safety resources for children, teachers and contractors on its website

September is National Preparedness Month, and PPL Electric Utilities is encouraging its customers to take steps to be better prepared with a family plan for emergencies, whether storms like the impending Hurricane Earl or other types of natural or man-made crisis.

PPL Electric Utilities routinely prepares for emergencies to ensure safe, reliable electric delivery and to be responsive when trouble occurs. “It also makes sense for our customers and their families and friends to be prepared for emergencies at home and where they work,” said Gregory N. Dudkin, senior vice president of Operations.

“We partner with the communities we serve in many ways. Above all, we want them to be alert, safe and prepared,” Dudkin said. “National Preparedness Month is the perfect opportunity to make that family emergency plan you’ve been putting off, put together an emergency kit, or get involved in emergency preparedness efforts in your neighborhood or community.”

Dudkin said the approach of Hurricane Earl off the East Coast is a good example of why emergency planning is important.

“Thankfully, our service territory that includes all or parts of 29 counties in eastern and central Pennsylvania is not expected to be severely affected by this powerful storm,” he said. “But other areas could be looking at much different scenarios. It’s in those cases that good emergency planning proves its mettle.”

PPL Electric Utilities offers safety information, including a game for children, at www.pplelectric.com/safety. Customers can also find information on the site’s Outage Center on what to do in the event of a power outage and how to prepare. For more information on National Preparedness Month, visit www.ready.gov.

PPL Electric Utilities, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), provides electric delivery service to 1.4 million customers in 29 counties of eastern and central Pennsylvania and has consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. More information is available at www.pplelectric.com.

For further information: contact Joe Nixon, spokesman, 610-774-5997 or jcnixonjr@pplweb.com
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