LADWP Urges Safety Around Power Lines During Wind Storm
|LOS ANGELES — With high winds and strong wind gusts affecting Los Angeles today, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power reminds customers to take special precautions if they encounter a downed power line.
To the unsuspecting person, power lines look harmless enough. Yet coming in contact with power lines or other electrical equipment can cause serious injuries or even death. The lines often carry thousands of volts of electricity. That magnitude of electricity can seriously harm or even kill a person who touches or even comes close to a wire. The hazard is the same whether the person touches a wire directly or does so with any object.
LADWP recommends the following electric safety tips:
Downed Power Lines
When the Power Goes Out
To report a power outage, call the LADWP 24-hour hotline at 1-800-DIAL-DWP (1-800-342-5397).
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