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Safety Tips For Downed Power Lines
Written by Lindsey Watson
Last updated on June 12, 2013 @ 7:37PM
Created on June 12, 2013 @ 5:51PM
 
It looks like this will be the the first real threatening storm of the summer season, with severe summer storms heading into our area Wednesday night there a high risks of power outages and downed power lines to our area. This has Mon Power, as well as First Energy on alert by stationing crews in the locations that are suppose to be hit the hardest as weather forecasts come in, for quick reaction to dangerous situations.

Hazard responders will be sent out to make certain those downed power lines are safe guarded from the public, until a line man can come out and determine how serious the situation is or could potentially be. As their first line of defense crews at Mon Power and First Energy have been preparing for the summer weather season by trimming tree limbs to
safe distance away from power lines.

5 News also has some tips to keep you safe in case of a power outage in your area:

-Always have a flashlight with extra batteries handy.

-Be cautious about burning candles that can cause potentially deadly fires if left unattended.

-Make sure you have bottled water or fresh water on hand at all times, or you could fill a bath tub full of of water in case you get your water supply from a well.

-Make sure to have an emergency supply of non perishable food as well as a battery powered radio.

-Always make sure to have a  fully charged cell phone or a land line.

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