AEP Educates About Storm Safety, Downed Power Lines

AEP Educates About Storm Safety, Downed Power Lines

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Friday, August 24, 2012 - 5:00pm

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Tropical storms and hurricanes come with high winds and lots of rain. While these conditions can be dangerous enough, it often brings power lines down, which can deadly. You should NEVER touch a downed line. If you see a downed line, stay away and keep others away. Call 911 immediately and your local power company. Always remember, you can't see, smell or hear electricity, so always assume power lines are live and energized. Stay away, stay safe. This factsheet has more downed line safety tips.

AEP - American Electric Power
AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.

AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas).