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Safety Tips During Power Restoration

Avoid power lines and wires that are sparking, even if you are in a vehicle.

If you see sparking wires, call 911.

Keep children away from electrical equipment and power lines.

Do use a power inlet box and transfer switch to connect to your home wiring.

Do use extension cords to connect electrical devices directly to your generator.

Do not connect your generator directly to your home’s wiring.

Do not plug your generator into a regular household outlet or socket.

If you see utility trucks in your neighborhood, turn off your generator to keep technicians safe while they work.

A graphic with tips on how to stay safe during power restoration (e.g., how to correctly use a generator, what to do when you see sparking power lines, and what you should do if you see utility trucks in your neighborhood).

Photo by FEMA Graphic - Dec 01, 2017
Last Updated: April 17, 2019