- Stay away from downed or sagging power lines, and do not touch anything that is on or near a power line.
Know what precautions to take if your vehicle encounters a downed power line.
- Keep children and pets away from areas where lines may have fallen, such as back yards and fields.
- If a power line falls across a car that you're in, stay in the car. If you must get out because of a fire, jump clear of the car and land on both feet. Don't touch the car when your feet are on the ground.
- Report all power line hazards to your energy company or your emergency services agency.