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First Energy Prepares for Nor'Easter

First Energy Utilities Prepare for Nor'easter
February 8, 2013

Met-Ed along with other FirstEnergy utilities are preparing to respond to potential outages that may result from a significant nor’easter forecast to affect Pennsylvania over the next several days. Beginning tomorrow and into the weekend, the storm is expected to produce up to a foot of heavy, wet snow across portions of northeast Pennsylvania. Additional FirstEnergy resources from Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and other parts of Pennsylvania are mobilizing to assist with the restoration process should the storm impact customers’ service. More than 100 utility crews and additional support personnel from FirstEnergy’s Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company, Mon Power, Potomac Edison and Penn Power utilities are expected to arrive today and will be ready to begin restoration work when the storm hits. Proactive mobilization of additional linemen, vehicles and supplies from other FirstEnergy utilities will help speed the restoration process if the snow and winds damage our equipment and cause service interruptions. In addition, we continue to work to secure commitments from outside contractor crews and through mutual assistance groups for additional resources to deploy as needed.

”Severe winter weather can bring down power lines, and customers should immediately report downed wires to their electric company, local police or fire department. Customers should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity."

FirstEnergy customer call centers are fully staffed. Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the “Report Outage” link on via a mobile device.

Customers are encouraged to prepare for the possibility of outages caused by winter storms:

  • Keep a flashlight and extra batteries handy. Use care when burning candles; open flames are a fire hazard.
  • Gather extra blankets or a sleeping bag for each person. Do not use gas stoves, kerosene heaters or other open-flame heat sources to prevent deadly carbon monoxide gas from building up in your home.
  •  If you have a water well and pump, keep an emergency supply of bottled water and/or fill your bathtub with fresh water.
  • Stock an emergency supply of convenience foods that do not require cooking.
  •  Keep a battery-powered radio with extra batteries on hand. Tune to a local station for current storm information.
  •  Have a hard-wired telephone or a charged cell phone handy in the event you need to report your electricity is out. Mobile phones can be charged in your vehicle using a car charger when the power is out. If you have a smart phone, this will ensure you have access to online information sources.

For updated information on the company’s storm preparation efforts, current outages, FirstEnergy’s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe, customers are urged to visit the 24/7 Power Center at The operating company also will provide updates via Twitter: @Met_Ed.

 Customers also can utilize a new free smartphone app to report outages and access important information and services related to their electric accounts. The app is available for Apple® iPhone® and Android™ smartphones. Customers can use the keyword "FirstEnergy" to locate the apps in the online store. A new mobile website is also available to customers who use a smartphone to visit

Emergency Email Notifications

February 6, 2013

Delaware Township is establishing an Emergency Email Notification system and asks that residents fill out the form (click here) and return it to the Township Office via email or regular mail in order to be added to the database.  If you have any questions regarding the foregoing, please do not hesitate to contact the Township Office at 828-2347.

Pike County Focus Committee

Pike County Focus Committee
February 5, 2013

A Pike County Focus Committee has recently been established to help create better emergency/disaster response and communications between utilities and all levels of government.  Members currently include Township and County leaders along with First Energy Corp.  At the first meeting held on January 31, 2013, Met-Ed presented “Strong Response Before, During and After Hurricane Sandy” which reviewed the Met-Ed system, Planning and Preparation in Advance of Hurricane Sandy, Damage Assessment During and After Hurricane Sandy, Service Restoration Priorities, Met-Ed Customer Service Restoration Times, Mobilization of Met-Ed Workers, and Communications Outreach.  Delaware Township residents may be interested to know what the service restoration process is and how damaging Hurricane Sandy was to our area as referenced below:


Friends of Loria's Benefit Event


Friends of the Loria's
Paying it Forward Benefit Event

Pasta Buffet

Sunday March 3rd at 3pm
Hosted by Mt. Haven Resort
123 Log Tavern Rd. Milford, Pennsylvania 18337


Tickets sold in advance at Mt Haven Resort, Holy Trinity Church and by co-hosts of Benefit Event

$ 20.00 Adults 
$ 10.00 -12 and under
3 and under free


Door prizes
Tricky Tray




PSATS PA Municipalities Pension Trust

To view the PSATS Pennsylvania Municipalities Pension Trust DISCLOSURE FORM, click here. 


Legal Notices




January 16, 2015

The News Eagle




 The Delaware Township Board of Auditors will hold regularly scheduled meetings on the third (3rd) Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. beginning February 21, 2015. These meetings will be held at the Delaware Township Municipal Building(s), located at 116 Wilson Hill Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328.


  Thank you.

  Krista Predmore
Township Administrator/Assistant Treasurer

Thomas Farley, Esq.

Township Solicitor



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