If you come across a wire that doesn’t look right to you, it is always best to dial 9-1-1 or your local utility. Cleveland Public Power’s Trouble Line can be reached by calling 216-664-3156 and CEI can be reached at 888-544-4877.
Never touch, move or go near a line, whether it is downed or hanging.
Do not put your feet in water where a downed line is laying.
Do not try to move tree limbs.
If you see someone who has come into contact with a downed line, do not touch them, again call 9-1-1.
If a line comes down on your car stay inside, roll down your window and warn others to stay away. Call authorities or ask a passerby to call authorities. The only time you should exit a vehicle with a downed line on it is if it has caught fire. If the vehicle is on fire, open the door and jump with both feet together to avoid contact with the car. It is metal and therefore you could receive a shock.
Share this information with children of all ages and make sure they are aware of the dangers!