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In the aftermath of a major storm, be aware of hazards presented by downed power lines. If you see a power line on the ground, don't assume that it's insulated. Stay at least 10' away from the wire, and secure the area to keep others away as well.

  • Consider all wires energized and dangerous. Even lines that are de-energized could become energized at any time.
  • Stay away from standing water and debris which could potentially conceal a live wire.
  • It's not safe to be outside after dark since you might not be able to clearly see downed power lines.
  • A live wire touching the ground can cause electricity to travel through the ground, radiating outward from the contact point. STAY CLEAR!
  • Do NOT attempt to remove a tree limb or other object from a power line.
  • If a broken power line should fall on your vehicle, stay inside the vehicle. Use your cell phone to call for help. The vehicle can become energized and you are safer remaining inside until help arrives. Warn others not to approach or touch the vehicle and have them call for help.
  • If you MUST get out of the vehicle because of fire or other life-threatening hazards, jump clear of the vehicle so that you do not touch any part of it and the ground at the same time.
  • If someone makes contact with a downed power line, any rescue attempt places you in danger. If you must rescue a person in contact with a power line, never use your hands. Use a dry, nonconductive object to move the person to safety.
  • Always call 9-1-1 for immediate help.


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