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Entergy: What people should do in flooded areas

3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago August 18, 2016 Aug 18, 2016 Thursday, August 18 2016 August 18, 2016 6:22 AM in News
Source: Entergy

Entergy released a report on its website advising customers on what they should do to stay safe in flooded areas.

Remove food from freezers and refrigerators

Entergy said that customers in flooded areas should remove food from freezers and refrigerations.

Make an emergency preparedness kit

Customers should prepare for the possibility of extended power outages. You should have emergency preparedness kits with flashlights, a battery-powered radio, new batteries, spare batteries, canned food, a can opener, several days worth of fresh water and a first-aid kid.

Read and follow generator instructions

Entergy said that if customers have generators, they should read and follow the instructions.

Avoid downed power lines and flooded areas

Entergy advised customers to stay away from downed power lines and flooded areas. Do not walk in standing water or go into debris-filled areas. Energized and dangerous powerlines may not be visible in these areas.

Be careful in boats

Entergy said that customers should use extreme caution when driving boats in flooded areas around powerlines. Make sure the boat, and the everyone inside the boat, does not come into contact with energized power lines.

To get more information about outages from Entergy, click here.

Entergy's full report can be found here.

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