|Safe Electricity Offers Tips on Flooding Safety|
For Release: April 18, 2013
Contact: Kyla Kruse, 217-546-6815
Stay Safe as Waters Rise:
Safe Electricity Offers Tips on Flooding Safety
(SPRINGFIELD, ILL.)—The continuing rain on top of several inches in recent days has raised the threat of flash flooding for portions of Illinois through Friday. Flash floods are the greatest weather-related killer in the United States, in part because they can become dangerous so quickly. Safe Electricity wants to help you stay safe by sharing tips on how to avoid electrical hazards associated with flooding.
"Illinois streams and rivers are on the rise, and the storms and rainfall we've seen can create various types of flooding, including very dangerous flash floods as well as flooding of basements, homes, and low lying areas," explains Molly Hall, executive director of the Energy Education Council. "Electrical dangers can be present as flood waters rise, as well as when communities start to dry out, and these electrical hazards are extremely dangerous."
The best way to stay safe from flooding is to be prepared. Safe Electricity has the following tips to help you prepare for and stay safe during and after a flood:
Visit SafeElectricity.org to learn more about electrical safety.
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The Energy Education Council is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting electrical safety and energy efficiency. Established in 1952, the Council is headquartered within the University of Illinois Extension, and serves as a forum for diverse utility and energy organizations to collaborate on the mutually vital issues of efficiency and safety. Learn more at www.EnergyEdCouncil.org.