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Downed Power Lines

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The City of Medicine Hat is committed to the safety of our customers, the environment and our employees

Important Reminder
Stay at least 10 meters from a downed power line or any other damaged facility.

If a line is on the ground
It could be charging the surrounding area.
  • CALL 9-1-1 immediately
If a line is touching a piece of equipment
Do not go near the equipment or touch it.
  • CALL 9-1-1 immediately
If you feel a tingling sensation
  • STOP!!
  • Place your feet together
  • Shuffle or hop out of the area
  • Do not touch anything with your hands
If your vehicle touches a downed power line
  • STOP!!
  • Have someone call 9-1-1 immediately
  • Stay inside the vehicle until you are told it is safe to exit

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