Stormy weather can cause power lines to fall, creating hazards by electrifying puddles, wet grass, and the surrounding area. Don’t approach or touch anyone or anything in contact with a downed power line and call 911.
Additionally, metallic balloons should always be tied to a weight and never released outside. They can cause outages if they come in contact with overhead power lines. Do not attempt to retrieve any object tangled in overhead power lines, stay away and call SCE immediately: 1-800-611-1911.
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On the Job
Safety on the job, especially for those who work near electrical infrastructure, can be lifesaving. Be aware of the surrounding area, remembering to stay at least 10 feet away from both overhead power lines and electrical facilities while working.
Planting new trees and shrubs, or installing a new fence? Remember to call 811 before digging. By calling, underground utility lines will be marked for everyone’s safety. This service is free, and it’s actually required by law.
Children & Educators
Help kids learn more about electrical safety by integrating tools, such as interactive games, videos, and quizzes, into their school curriculum and daily lives.
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Before digging: Call 811
For an electrical emergency, such as downed power lines: Call 911
To report an outage, or a public safety hazard including an object caught in power lines: Call 1-800-611-1911