OPPD’s goal — every day — is to provide its customers with affordable, reliable electric service. However, severe weather and other events can sometimes cause a power outage. Read on for information that can help you be prepared in the event you do lose power.
This can be done a number of ways:
When reporting an outage, be ready to provide as much information as possible, such as downed lines, was there a flash or loud noise before the outage, or whether your neighbors have power.
Treat every downed power line as though it is energized and keep a safe distance from it. Report downed lines to OPPD. Never attempt to move or touch downed power lines.
Turning off most lights and unplugging appliances and electronics will reduce the electrical load when power is restored and minimize possible damage to your equipment.
Keeping refrigerator and freezer doors closed can keep your food from spoiling for up to 10 hours when the power is out.
If you need to clear fallen tree limbs or other debris after a storm, make sure there are no downed power lines tangled among the branches. If you’re working on a roof or ladder, make sure there are no overhead power lines near you.
Make sure OPPD has your correct phone number so that we can better serve you when restoring power. If in doubt, call 402-536-4131 or 1-877-536-4131 so we can verify your phone number.
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