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Post Storm Safety Actions

Immediately after a storm where there was heavy rain, strong damaging winds, and lightening consider the following:

    • Do not let children play near storm drains. Every year children are sucked into storm drains and carried away.
    • Do not touch metal objects outside, there may be a power line down on the object which energizes the object. This could be a fence, guard rail, baseball backstop.
    • Do not touch or pick up any wires that you see either laying on the ground or hanging low. They may be energized or could become energized at any time.
    • Do not walk in flooded basements if your power is still connected. You could become electrocuted should the water make contact with an electrical source.
    • If your home is out of electrical power use extra caution when using candles for light.
    • Using a propane heater inside your home for heat could cause Carbon Monoxide poisoning. In high levels death can result.