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In an emergency, call:
1-800-888-APCO (2726)
Ken Fine – Lineman, Power Delivery
As an Alabama Power customer, we want you to know we are prepared for the
winter season. When a major storm hits, you can be assured our linemen will be
on the job to quickly and safely restore your service. Meanwhile, there are things
you can do to be better prepared for severe winter weather and its aftermath.
© 2015 Alabama Power Company
For more safety tips, visit AlabamaPower.com/storm-center
Never use a generator, grill, camp stove
or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or
charcoal-burning devices inside a home,
garage, basement, crawlspace or partially
enclosed area. Locate unit away from doors,
windows and vents that could allow carbon
monoxide to come indoors.
The primary hazards to avoid when using
alternate sources for electricity, heating or
cooking are carbon monoxide poisoning, electric
shock and fire.
Install carbon monoxide alarms
in central locations on every
level of your home and
outside sleeping areas
to provide early warning
of accumulating carbon
monoxide.
Before the Storm
1. Minimize travel. If travel is
necessary, keep a disaster supply kit
in your vehicle.
2. Winterize your vehicle and keep the
gas tank full. A full tank will keep the
fuel line from freezing.
3. Maintain heating equipment and
chimneys by having them cleaned and
inspected every year.
4. Bring pets/companion animals
inside during winter weather. Move
other animals or livestock to sheltered
areas.
5. All fuel-burning equipment should
be vented to the outside and kept
clear.
After the Storm
1. Go to a designated public shelter if
your home loses power or heat during
periods of extreme cold but avoid
driving when those conditions include
sleet, freezing rain or drizzle, snow or
dense fog.
2. Before tackling strenuous tasks
in cold temperatures, consider your
physical condition, the weather factors
and the nature of the task.
3. Protect yourself from frostbite and
hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting,
lightweight clothing in several
layers. Stay indoors, if possible.
CAUTION: Carbon Monoxide Kills
BE PREPARED FOR
WINTER STORMS
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