Tropical Storm Isaias leaves hundreds of thousands without power in Philadelphia region

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Winds begin to whip up in Ocean City, N.J. as Isaias makes its way up the coast
Winds begin to whip up in Ocean City, N.J. as Isaias makes its way up the coast

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Thousands of people across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware were without power Tuesday after the Philadelphia region took a direct hit from Tropical Storm Isaias.


Immediately after the storm, more than 300,000 PECO customers in Pennsylvania were impacted by outages. That number went down to 127,499 as of 10 a.m. Wednesday.

PPL Electric had more than 35,000 customers without power Tuesday afternoon before dropping down to 6,246 by Wednesday morning.

RELATED: PECO power outage map

RELATED: PPL power outage map

The Action Cam was there for multiple rescues in the Philly suburbs, including one in Belmont Hills in which people had to be rescued from cars near the Schuylkill Expressway just outside the city.


PSE&G had more than 400,000 customers without power across New Jersey on Tuesday afternoon. That number was down to 304,266 by Wednesday morning.

Atlantic City Electric had 148,159 customers without power on Tuesday. There were 70,922 customers still in the dark on Wednesday morning.

RELATED: PSE&G power outage map

RELATED: Atlantic City Electric power outage map

Multiple tornado warnings were issued throughout the region, and an Action News viewer captured one funnel cloud just west of Ocean City.


Delmarva Power had more than 80,000 customers in the dark across Delaware and eastern Maryland on Tuesday afternoon. By Wednesday morning, 15,303 customers were still without power.

RELATED: Delmarva Power outage map

The Action Cam was in Bear, Delaware where homes, trees and property were heavily damaged by the storm.