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07/25/2003

Savannah Electric Storm Safety Tips

As Tropical Depression 7 approaches the Savannah area, Savannah Electric is monitoring weather conditions and notifying key employees in the event restoration efforts become necessary. Should severe weather impact the Savannah area, the company will be prepared to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.

Important Safety Reminders:  Customers are reminded to avoid downed power lines that could result from severe weather. Parents are urged to specifically remind children not to touch or go near any wire they may see, even if the wire appears to be "dead" or inactive. 

Downed wires could be hidden by tree limbs and debris or submerged in flooded areas. Take special care to look for wires before clearing debris or coming in contact with fences, vehicles or standing water.

How customers can help and prepare: Customers may report power outages over the Savannah Electric Outage Hotline at 1-800-390-2834. Downed wires should also be reported on the Hotline at 1-800-390-2834 or by contacting police using the 911 system.

Should power outages occur, large appliances such as air conditioners, should be switched off and turned back on individually after power is restored. Turning on porch lights during an outage helps work crews assess restoration efforts Other storm tips can be found on Savannah Electric's website under "Storm Information."

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