Power Outages

Power Outages

Lines DownPOWER LINES DOWN
Electricity can be dangerous, even deadly. For safety’s sake, always consider power lines live or energized, and never touch or approach a downed power line. If see power lines down stay at least ten feet away. Be aware that downed power lines may be in contact with other electrical conductors such as chain link fencing, which could also be energized. If someone comes in contact with an energized line call 9-1-1 for assistance – do not touch them because doing so could be deadly. This will help keep you and your loved ones safe.

IF YOUR POWER IS OUT
Keep flashlights, spare batteries and a battery-operated radio for power outages. Refrain from opening your refrigerator unless absolutely necessary to maintain its temperature for as long as possible. If your power has been out for any length of time food items in the refrigerator or freezer may have spoiled and can make you sick. Never ever use a cooking stove or oven to heat your home. Do not use a barbeque, patio heater, or hibachi grills indoors as these will cause unsafe conditions in your home and can result in injury or death.


For more information contact your local electricity provider.