Storm Tips, how to deal with Down Powerline
It is the general practice of power companies to shut down electricity during storms of a certain category or higher. Still, when there are downed power lines before, during or after a storm, precaution must be taken on the part of civilians to ensure their own safety. One must never touch a down line either directly or indirectly. Do not pass underneath electrical equipment and alert the authorities as soon as a downed wire or line is noticed. Do not touch someone who is being shocked by a downed wire and salvaging the wood from downed poles for fires is ill-advised due to the chemicals used in preserving the wood.