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DP&L Preparing for Storms Sunday

DAYTON -- Clusters of strong to severe storms are predicted to move through the Miami Valley late Sunday afternoon, with potential damaging winds and power outages.

DP&L continuously monitors the weather to anticipate and prepare for harmful conditions that could impact service to our customers. The most common problems occur when tree limbs hit power lines or uprooted trees fall on lines. Objects of any kind flying or falling onto power lines can cause outages.

In anticipation of the severe weather, DP&L has ensured that service centers throughout the region are stocked with needed supplies, adjusted staffing schedules to increase the number of available crews, and activated our storm team employees to coordinate efforts and answer customer calls.

Fallen Power Lines

Notify DP&L of lines that are down by calling 877-4OUTAGE (877-468-8243).

For a life-threatening emergency due to a power line:  call 911.

Treat all fallen wires as if they are live.  Keep children and pets away.

Never Touch a Power Line.

During a Power Outage

Report a power outage by calling DP&L:  877-4OUTAGE (877-468-8243) or online: http://www.dpandl.com/customer-service/outage-center/report-an-outage. You can also check an online outage map here: http://www.dpandl.com/customer-service/outage-center/outage-map.

Be very careful using
candles
portable heaters, such as kerosene
generators

One of the most important precautions is to ensure that you have proper ventilation for a generator.

Generators should not be used indoors or in a garage (even your porch is too close to the house)

Follow all manufacturers' instructions and think safety first

Be careful with perishable food.  If you keep your refrigerator door closed:
a refrigerator will stay safely cold for about 4 hours
a full freezer - 48 hours (24 hours half full)

If the power goes out, turn off and unplug.

Go through your home when the power goes out and make sure that all heat-producing appliances (e.g., ovens, ranges, toasters, curling irons and other appliances) are turned off or disconnected from a source of electricity so that when power is restored your home is safe from accidental fires.

Make sure nothing flammable, such as papers or mail, is on top of your electric range in case a burner was accidentally turned on.

Stay clear from DP&L crews while they work.

 
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