Saturday, March 1, 2014 Early Sunday morning another winter storm is forecast to impact the area. It is likely to cause power outages and treacherous driving conditions through Monday.
Many of our customers will be utilizing portable generators if their power does go out. The Lafayette Township fire Protection District would like to pass along some safety tips for using these generators.
- Generators should be used in well ventilated locations outside away from all doors, windows and vent openings. Place generators so that exhaust fumes can’t enter the home through windows, doors or other openings in the building.
- Never use a generator in an attached garage, even with the door open.
Not following these safety tips could result in your home filling with toxic fumes and carbon monoxide (CO), which is odorless and colorless. Download more information on carbon monoxide safety.
A TRAVEL ADVISORY/WARNING is likely to be issued Sunday through Monday as the storm will cause hazardous driving conditions. Road crews will most likely not be able to keep up. All non-essential travel will be restricted for the safety of you, road crews, and emergency services responding to incidents.
Trees and power lines may also block roadways due to significant ice accumulation causing them to topple. If you see a downed power line STAY AWAY. Downed lines may still be energized or may become energized and cause death. Also, lines may come in contact with other surrounding objects and energizing those as well.
Report a downed power line to your local provider.
Harrison Co. REMC 812-738-4115 or 812-951-2323
Clark Co. REMC 866-480-7362
Duke Energy 800-343-3525 or via the web site DUKE ENERGY
If there is immediate danger to life or safety dial 911.