Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)

Storm-Related Outages

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Safety Tips

  • If you see a downed power line, do not approach it and never try to remove it or touch it. The line may be energized. Call us at 1-800-611-1911 or 911 immediately.
  • Wet yards with puddles on cement or grass can carry electricity. If a line is down in your yard, remain indoors and call 911 immediately.
  • Never try to remove a broken tree limb or branch that has come in contact with a power line.
  • Make sure you have battery-operated radio and flashlights. Check the batteries to make sure they’re fresh. Use flashlights for lighting during a power outage. Do not use candles because they pose a fire hazard.
  • If you use a generator, place it outdoors and plug individual appliances directly into it, using heavy-duty extension cords. Connecting generators directly to household circuits creates “backfeed,” which is dangerous to repair crews.
  • When power is out, traffic signals may be out so approach those intersections as four-way stops.

 

 

 

 

Web Content Viewer (JSR 286)