H ERE'S A QUICK guide to keep you informed on what to do if you awoke Tuesday morning to damage from Hurricane Sandy.
IF YOUR POWER IS OUT: Use battery-powered flashlights instead of candles to avoid a flame igniting a potential gas leak. Have a battery-powered radio and clock available.
Check your house for loose power lines, gas leaks and structural damage. Take pictures of damage for insurance purposes.
Peco customers should call the emergency number (800-841-4141) to report power outages. The more reports, the more effectively Peco can dispatch crews to restore service.
The company expects that it will take multiple days to restore power to the thousands who will likely lose it. You can access peco.com from a mobile device to report outages and check the system's status.