A family of four in Solebury Township was also hospitalized Wednesday morning for carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a generator running in their garage. All were expected to fully recover, Police Chief Dominick Bellizzi said.
Still, while touring the region's hardest-hit spots with local officials Wednesday, Gov. Corbett acknowledged that "in comparison to what we see in New Jersey and New York, all of us agree we're lucky."
By evening Wednesday, 350,000 in Pennsylvania remained without power, with the largest pockets in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. All but two of the Red Cross' area shelters had shut down.
And SEPTA's Regional Rail returned to normal service, albeit with significant delays. Philadelphia International Airport was also back up and running, although travelers were urged to check with airlines for specific flight information.
For the majority of the region, post-Sandy activity Wednesday amounted to cleaning up lawns, venturing onto highways for the first time in days, or idling at home until the lights came back on.
Even among those still grappling with weather-related hassles, a sense of relief - and, at times, even humor - prevailed.
"Anybody know where you can buy D batteries? My wife sent me to six spots," joked U.S. Rep. Bob Brady (D., Pa.) as he accompanied the governor to Philadelphia's Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday afternoon.
Though her Wynnewood home had been without power since Monday, Barbara Zukerman, 39, remained in high spirits as she tried to maneuver two cardboard beverage carriers, six cups of coffee, and nine sets of creamer out the door of a local Panera Bread store.
"I'm getting coffee for my neighbors, my mom, and myself," she said. As for more substantial rations, she added, "We have a gas grill we are lighting. We have oatmeal, mac and cheese - whatever else we can prepare."
Victoria Gischel, 38, of Upper Black Eddy, brought her husband and five children, ages 10 to 21, to the Red Cross shelter at Palisades High School in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, for a hot meal and a break from the blackness.
None of the county's 8,000 to 10,000 MetEd customers had power Wednesday night, including the shelter itself, which ran Wednesday on an emergency generator.
"We've been playing a lot of card games and stay huddled under the blankets," Gischel said.
Even in Bristol Township, where police instituted a mandatory curfew and called in the National Guard on Tuesday to prevent overnight looting, the streets remained largely quiet.
"We didn't have any incidents at all," Police Chief James McAndrew said.
With most of the township still lacking power Wednesday night, the Guard returned to its overnight patrol.
But while many dealt with storm-related annoyances, others saw opportunity.
The Delaware County SPCA adopted out 35 cats and dogs and placed an additional 85 in temporary homes after putting out a call for help Friday in advance of Sandy's arrival, spokeswoman Justina Calgiano said.
In Montgomery County, a Starbucks along Limekiln Pike in Dresher welcomed a standing-room-only crowd of tech-heads competing over electrical outlets to charge dying phones and laptops.
And at nearby Sauers Tree & Landscape Service, the clamor of ringing phones came at a quick clip.
Owner Stephanie Sauers-Boyd said her crews had been out hauling downed trees and branches for 13 to 15 hours at a time since Sandy barreled through.
"It is great for business, but we don't like to see bad things happening to our clients," she said.
Jen Bustos, office manager at Lansdale Ice, was less inclined to look askance at her storm-related bump in business. The cold stuff flew out of her storefront Wednesday as fast as employees could freeze and deliver it to powerless customers eager to keep food from spoiling.
"We are going nuts here," she said. "But it's a good thing."
It was that way even for officeholders.
As he gave a midday briefing on relief efforts in Philadelphia, Corbett was interrupted by a call from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Brady, the congressman, urged him to answer.
"Take it," he said with a laugh. "It's probably money."
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Inquirer staff writers Mari A. Schaefer, Jessica Parks, Carolyn Davis, Rita Giordano, and Walter F. Naedele contributed to this article.