Electric Safety Tips
Keep long metal tools, antennas, ladders and kites away from electric lines.
Before climbing a tree, check for power lines. Never climb a tree if power lines are near or run through the tree.
If you have babies or young children in the house, use snap-in covers in the outlets when they are not in use.
Do not use any electric cord or extension cord that is frayed or broken.
Keep electrical cords out of traffic paths in the home.
Do not run extension cords under carpets or across doorways.
Never touch or use electrical equipment around water.
Avoid overloading a receptacle or electrical circuit.
Stay away from downed power lines and call Athens Utilities at 256-232-1440 to report the downed lines
If you are in a vehicle that is touching downed power lines then stay in the vehicle if at all possible, touching the metal on the vehicle or the ground could result in injury or death.