Duke Energy: Preparation tips for high winds & severe weather
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
In anticipation of a storm believed to hit the region late Wednesday into early Thursday, Duke Energy has prepared for potential power outages, as a result.
Officials say this entails checking equipment, supplies and inventories to make sure there are adequate materials for repairs and power restoration.
Duke Energy offers the following customer tips on how be prepared:
-Check supplies and be sure to have the following
items in an emergency response kit: portable radio with fresh batteries,
flashlight, first-aid kit, canned or packaged food that can be prepared without
cooking or refrigeration, several days' supply of drinking water.
-If someone in your home has special needs or relies
on electric-powered life support equipment, determine now the actions you'd
take in the event of an extended power outage (i.e., relocate your family
member or have a backup generator available).
As severe weather begins to move through the area,
be watchful for downed or sagging power lines. Consider all lines energized as
well as trees or limbs in contact with lines.
Please report downed power lines to Duke Energy and
your local police department.
If a power line falls across a car that you're in,
stay in the car. If you MUST get out of the car due to a fire or other
immediate life-threatening situation, do your best to jump clear of the car and
land on both feet. Be sure that no part of your body is touching the car when
your feet touch the ground.
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