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Stay Away From Downed Power Lines

COUNTY OF LAKE
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

Courthouse – 255 N. Forbes Street
Lakeport, California  95453
Telephone (707) 263-2580
Fax (707) 263-1012
www.co.lake.ca.us

CONTACT:
Jill Ruzicka, PIO (707) 263-2580


STAY AWAY FROM DOWNED POWER LINES
CONTACT PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL TO REPORT


LAKE COUNTY, CA — If you see a downed power line, assume it is energized and extremely dangerous.  Do not touch or try to move it – keep children and animals away.

Report downed power lines immediately by calling 911 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5002.

Do not use candles during a power outage because of the risk of fire.  If you must use candles, use extreme caution.  Do not use candles near drapes or under lampshades.  Keep candles away from small children and do not leave candles unattended.

If your power is out, turn off or unplug all electrical appliances; otherwise, several appliances may come back on at once and overload your circuits when power is restored.  Hot appliances also pose a fire hazard if they come back on while you’re away or asleep.  Leave a single lamp on to alert you when power returns.  Turn your appliances back on one at a time when conditions return to normal.

These are suggestions that PG&E offers to their customers during power outages.

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Please contact Jill Ruzicka, Lake County Public Information Officer, (707) 263-2580 or by email at Jill.ruzicka@lakecountyca.gov with any questions or concerns.