Power Line Safety
Safety is our first concern, both for the public and our employees. Always call the Cooperative if you see a downed power line, a broken pole, or a limb, kite, or other debris across or near a power line. Always assume a line is energized and stay clear of it!
If you are involved in a vehicular accident involving a power line, stay in the vehicle until emergency assistance arrives unless there is imminent danger. If the vehicle is on fire and you must evacutate, it is critical that you do not touch the vehicle and the ground at the same time. With both feet positioned tightly together make sure you jump far enough away to clear the vehicle so you land with them both together and on the ground at the same time and then hop away. Click here to watch a short video about safely exiting a vehicle that is in contact with power lines.
If you are cutting trees after a storm, avoid trees that are touching or near power lines.
For more tips about electrical safety visit www.SafeElectricity.org.