Power Outage in Wilmington, DE

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Delmarva Power
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New Castle Municipal Serv Comm
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(302) 323-2333
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(302) 378-2711
Town of Smyrna Electric Department
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(302) 653-9231
City of Newark Electric Department
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(302) 366-7050

Wilmington Power Outages Caused by Weather


July 12, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Observer reports significant damage in the area including trees down and power outages. Time estimated from radar.

Middletown Summit Ar - Middletown Summit Ar
July 12, 2022 - Thunderstorm Wind

Small tree downed onto power lines, numerous large branches down in the area. Time estimated from radar.

Middletown Summit Ar - Middletown Summit Ar
February 24, 2022 - Winter Weather

Freezing rain fell before transitioning to plain rain. Southern portions of the county saw limited icing. The New Castle County Airport (KILG) ASOS recorded 0.25 inches of ice accretion. Impacts were generally limited, but far northwestern portions of the county did see some localized tree and power line damage due to freezing rain continuing for longer there.

June 21, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

Power lines were downed near Port Penn Rd. Time estimated from radar.

St Georges - St Georges
June 21, 2021 - Thunderstorm Wind

Several reports of downed tree limbs and power lines in the area. Time estimated from radar.

Ashland - Ashland


June 21, 2021

A cold front moved through the Great Lakes region on June 21, while Tropical Storm Claudette passed offshore of New Jersey and the Delmarva region. Ahead of the cold front, a hot, humid, and unstable air mass developed in the mid-Atlantic. A pre-frontal trough then served as a focus for widespread convection across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic during the afternoon and evening hours. With the strong instability and good forcing, much of the convection became strong to severe, taking the form of both linear and semi-discrete activity. Damaging winds were by far the primary hazard with these storms, with numerous reports of downed trees and power lines across the region. Convection weakened as it approached the coast owing to loss of daytime heating, weakening shear, and large scale subsidence on the northwest flank of Claudette.

March 21, 2018

A complex area of low pressure over the middle Atlantic, which involved several individual centers, slowly consolidated off the Virginia Capes Tuesday morning, March 20th into Wednesday March 21st along a frontal boundary. This primary low, the fourth nor'easter of the month, gradually moved northeast Wednesday night to a position southeast of the 40 North/70 West ���Benchmark��� coordinates on Thursday morning.||Rain developed across southern and central Delaware on Tuesday morning, March 20th. As this precipitation moved northward into a colder air mass, snow and sleet developed across the remainder of northern Delaware during the Tuesday afternoon hours.||Northeast winds increased throughout Tuesday, and gusted 40 to 50 mph along the Atlantic and Delaware Bay Coasts from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning. ||Minor coastal flooding occurred along the Delaware oceanfront, as well as Delaware Bay, around the times of high tide Tuesday night, Wednesday morning, and again Wednesday night.||During Tuesday evening, a mixed bag of precipitation developed, with freezing rain, sleet, and snow, except rain closer to the coast. ||Freezing rain lead to ice accretion up to 0.20��� across portions of northern Delaware, causing downed trees and limbs, which impacted power lines, and lead to power outages.||The change over to snow progressed southeast across Delaware by late morning on Wednesday, March 21st, with the exception of Sussex County Delaware, where it did not occur until the early to mid-afternoon.||Moderate to heavy snowfall developed, and gradually overspread Delaware from Wednesday morning into the evening. Snowfall rates, particularly outside of southern Delaware, were around one inch per hour at times. The snow gradually ended from west to east around midnight. ||Snowfall amounts generally ranged 6 to 9 inches in New Castle County, 3 to 6 inches in Kent County, and 1 to 3 inches in Sussex County.||The weight of the heavy, wet snow brought down trees, limbs, and power lines across portions of Delaware, which lead to power outages.

March 6, 2018

A broad area of low pressure extending from the Ohio Valley to the Piedmont of South Carolina consolidated off the Virginia Capes during the early morning of March 7th. This new primary low moved northeast and gradually deepened as it passed east of the Delaware and New Jersey coasts on March 7th.||Precipitation gradually overspread the region during the overnight hours of March 6th into March 7th. To the east of Interstate 95, precipitation began as rain or a mix of rain and snow. Further west, precipitation fell mainly as snow. During the daylight hours of the 7th, precipitation to the east of Interstate 95 turned over to snow as colder air worked in from the north and west.||Governor John Carney issued a Level 1 Driving Warning for New Castle County beginning at 2 PM Wednesday.||Flights were cancelled at all the major airports due to the storm, and Amtrak cancelled at least some Wednesday service.||Schools, government offices, and many private business in northern Delaware were either closed on March 7th, or they closed early once the snow started.| |The snow fell heavy at times in northern New Castle County. Snowfall amounts across this area generally ranged from 6 to 12 inches, with a sharp decrease to the southeast.||The snow contained large amounts of liquid, making it heavy and wet. This led to downed trees, limbs, and wires, which resulted in numerous power outages across the area.|||An accident involving ten tractor-trailers closed all four lanes of the New Jersey bound span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge for over two hours on Wednesday, March 7th. Large amounts of snow that accumulated in a short period of time was blamed for the crash. The trucks did not actually crash into each other, rather they got stuck in the snow as they were climbing the ramp on the east-bound bridge.

March 2, 2018

A cold front stalled north of the region on March 1st. Meanwhile, a wave of low pressure developed along this front in the Ohio Valley and move eastward, explosively deepening just Southeast of Long Island on March 2nd. This large and very deep area of low pressure moved slowly just south of due East over the open waters of the North Atlantic Ocean through Sunday March 4th. This lead to a variety of weather hazards during this time frame.||Strong Northwest winds with gusts up to around 60 mph occurred on March 2nd and 3rd. This lead to widespread damage to trees and power lines, leading to extensive power outages across the region.||Minor coastal flooding over multiple tide cycles occurred along the Delaware coast March 2nd through 4th. Moderate coastal flooding occurred during the high tide on Sunday morning the 4th in Sussex County. Conversely, blowout tides occurred in portions of Delaware Bay late on March 2nd into the 3rd.||Heavy rainfall occurred over the Northern third of Delaware on March 1st and 2nd, with widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches. Areal and minor small stream flooding occurred.||As the rain changed to snow on the 2nd, up to 2 inches of snowfall was observed in New Castle County Delaware.||The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) placed its Emergency Operations Center at an Enhanced Activation Level due to weather conditions.

July 18, 2016

A cold front and associated pre-frontal trough lead to the development of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening hours. Some of the thunderstorms became severe with damaging winds. A few thousand people lost power. A couple of additional Severe thunderstorms occurred on 7/20.


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Nov 4, 2022

Power back in Bangladesh after grid failure causes blackout | Business News | wfmz.com

Electricity supply across Bangladesh has been restored after the South Asian country plunged into a blackout following the failure of its national power grid. The blackout, which impacted much of

Oct 5, 2022

Hurricane Ian tracker: Follow storm's path from Florida to Delaware

As Ian leaves Florida and heads up the East Coast as a Category 1 hurricane, it's impact likely will be minimal on Delaware this weekend.

Sep 27, 2022

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An early morning power outage Wednesday at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport caused flight delays that continued even after electricity was restored.

Sep 7, 2022

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Sep 3, 2022

Delaware City refinery releases deadly gases after power outage

The outage released gases including carbon monoxide, ammonia and more according to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

Jul 21, 2022

Delmarva Lineworkers Restore Power To All Customers Impacted By Tuesday’s Storms – First State Update

Delmarva Power amassed more than 600 personnel to work around the clock to repair the extensive damage to the local energy grid and restore service to customers affected by the severe weather and thunderstorms that impacted its service territory throughout Delaware and Maryland late Tuesday evening.

Jul 16, 2022

FedEx truck downs several power lines in Stanton, snarling traffic

Route 7 south at Route 4 in Stanton is closed.

Jul 11, 2022

AEP: Power back on for most Columbus-area customers

American Electric Power hoped to restore electricity to all Columbus-area customers by 5 a.m. Thursday.

Jun 15, 2022

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Pulled data from your own legally mandated service database Last 15 years, YOUR DATA, we lose power 94.1% of the time when anybody in this zip code loses power Statistically, that's extraordinarily unlikely How could one neighborhood be affected 16 out of every 17 times? I live 2 blocks from businesses with full power in 3 of 4 directions, and neighbors to the south of our side street have power Again. And again and again... There is a design problem and I'm sick of it Fix it

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Power Outage FAQs

What is Power Outage?

Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

What Causes Power Outages?

  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?

  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
  • Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
  • Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.

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Wilmington, Delaware

City Wilmington
County New Castle
State Delaware (DE)
Country United States
Zip Codes 19801, 19802, 19803, 19804, 19805, 19806, 19807, 19808, 19809, 19810

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