Tips to Keep You Safe During a Power Outage

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Courtesy: AEP

Take practical steps to keep you and your loved ones safe during a power outage.

* Stay away from all downed lines or sparking equipment, and keep children and pets away from fallen lines and anything the lines may touch.

* Never remove debris that’s within 10 feet of a power line.

* Unplug major appliances to protect them when power comes back on.

* Leave a light turned on so you know when power is restored.

* Refuel heaters, lamps, and generators outside, and stay away from any flames or sparks. Wipe up fuel spills immediately.

* Let AEP know if you’re using a generator – this protects you and their line workers as they work to restore power.

* Never operate lanterns, heaters, or fuel-fired stoves without proper ventilation.

* Never burn charcoal indoors. It releases poisonous carbon monoxide.

* Do not let children carry candles or oil lamps.

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