Downed Power Line Safety
Do you know how to protect yourself if you encounter a downed power line? Power lines can be extremely dangerous and you should assume every line from a power pole is energized. Here is a video on what to do if you run into a downed power line while in your car:
Remeber if you are in your car:
Don't run over a power line
Stay inside your car if possible. Avoid touching the ground around the car as it may be energized.
If you have to leave the car jump away from the car and land with both feet at the same time while not touching the car.
While walking away from a downed power line, avoid walking in large strides. Shuffle away to at least 35 feet.
If you see a downed power line:
Don't touch a fallen power line or anything touching the wire.
Do not touch anything or anyone in contact with a fallen power line or other equipment.
Keep children and pets away from fallen electric wires.
Do not drive over a fallen power line.
Call 911 immediately to report a fallen power line.