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Rainy Day Hazard: Downed Power Lines

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

downed power line on road Downed Power Line on Residential Road

As winter begins to climb towards its peak, weather patterns are shifting as well. One of the most common weather patterns is high wind rainstorms which are a common occurrence in the Antelope Valley. These high wind rainstorms can cause hazards throughout commercial and residential areas.

One of the most dangerous hazards is a downed power line or pole. This can cause fatal injuries if in close contact, and exemplified through the wet surrounding area. Here are a few tips to have in mind:

Stay Away: Do not approach or touch the wire or any person or object in contact with the wire. Serious injuries can others to you and others around you. 

Call 911: Report an electrical emergency and inform about the downed power line.

Avoid Surrounding Water: If there is water puddled around or near the downed power line, stay as far away. Water conducts electricity and can cause serious injury to you and those around you. 

Report one if you see it, and if others are already on the scene, help should be on its way. Stay safe and stay dry!


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