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  • Always call on a professional to trim tree braches around power lines


  • Never put staples or nails in utility poles. They increase the risk of falls to linemen.


  • Don’t touch downed power lines. Contact our Member Services Center at 1-800-240-3400 immediately.


  • Keep ladders and other objects away from power lines.


  • Never build a pool or spa, or place a child’s pool, under electrical lines.


  • Never fly kites or model airplanes near overhead power lines.


  • During storms, stay out of lakes, pools and spas.


  • Don’t touch metal fencing after a storm.


  • Don’t try to guess whether a downed line is an electrical line or a telephone line. Assume any downed wires are energized. Stay away and keep others away.




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