There are several safety steps to take during a power outage. Below are some things to keep in mind when the power goes out:
Outside the home:
If you have lines down around your home, DO NOT TOUCH THEM OR ATTEMPT TO REMOVE LIMBS OR OTHER DEBRIS OFF LINES. THEY COULD BE ENERGIZED. Stay away from them and call Jefferson Energy (1-877-JEFFERSON) immediately.
Inside the home:
BE PREPARED: Being prepared for an outage is the first step you can take to safely navigate a power outage. (Leave a light on to let you know when power has been restored.)
FIRE PREVENTION: Be careful with candles or any other type of wick lighting during outages. Battery powered lanterns are a safer option.
APPLIANCES: Unplug or turn off ALL electrical appliances.