STAY BACK FROM DOWNED POWER LINES!
Keep yourself, children, or pets as far away from downed power lines as possible. The ground around a downed line may be energized up to 50 feet from the wire.
DON’T MOVE DOWNED POWER LINES YOURSELF
Even if they are blocking your driveway. Call the PUD or 911. Don’t risk dying to get to work on time.
DO NOT CLEAR TREES TOUCHING LINES!
Assume all power lines are live and can kill if touched. Don’t push away downed lines with another object. Non-conductive materials like wood or cloth can conduct electricity if slightly wet. Don’t cut up fallen trees if entangled in power lines. Live trees in contact with power lines can also carry current.
DON’T TRY TO ASSIST OTHERS!
If you see someone who is in direct or indirect contact with the downed line, do not touch the person. You could become the next victim. Call 911 for help.
DON’T DRIVE OVER DOWNED LINES!
Downed lines can spark, or they can become tangled in the wheel or axle. If a wire comes in contact with the vehicle, do not try to exit the vehicle.
REMAIN IN THE CAR, UNLESS IT’S ON FIRE!
If the car is on fire and you must exit, jump from the vehicle with both feet together. Do not make contact with the vehicle and the ground at the same time. Shuffle away from the car with both feet always touching the ground.
CALL THE PUD OR CALL 911!
Downed lines are deadly. Our crews are on call 24/7 and are trained to handle them. If you see downed lines call us immediately 360 385 5800. If you or someone you know is injured or in danger call 911.