Storm Tips, how to deal with Down Powerline

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.

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