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Winter Electric Service Reminders

Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Winter storms can affect your electric service. Please be aware
of these important electric
safety tips.

Ice and wind from a winter storm can damage power lines. Stay away from downed power lines and anything downed lines may be touching. Report fallen lines immediately to CFU by calling (319) 268-6999. If you are in a vehicle that comes into contact with a downed line, stay in the vehicle until help arrives.

Be prepared for a power outage. Use surge protectors on home electronics to prevent most damage from lightning or electric service disruptions. If your power is out, do not operate gas lanterns, heaters or cook stoves without adequate ventilation.

If you have a generator, it is important to have it installed by a qualified electrician. It must be isolated from the power grid. Never connect the generator to an electrical outlet.