SAFETY MEA­SURES WHILE THE POWER IS OUT

The Palm Beach Post - - HURRICANE IRMA -

Not­ing that most hur­ri­cane fa­tal­i­ties oc­cur af­ter the storm has passed, Florida Power and Light asked cus­tomers to take safety mea­sures as the util­ity works to bring back power:

Plug ap­pli­ances di­rectly into a gen­er­a­tor, not into the home’s elec­tric sys­tem. That can cre­ate “back­feed” which is dan­ger­ous to re­pair work­ers.

Do not use gen­er­a­tors inside garages and do not place them near win­dows or doors.

Be­ware of pud­dles. Small pools of wa­ter may be near a live wire. Treat downed wires as live wires.

With traf­fic lights out, try to stay off roads. If driv­ing, treat an in­ter­sec­tion the same way you would treat a four way stop.

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