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Downed power lines

If you come across a downed power line, leave the area immediately and seek help by calling 911.

If you are in a vehicle when a power line falls onto it, wait inside the vehicle until help arrives. If you must leave the vehicle because of fire or life-threatening injury: 

  • Leap from the vehicle landing on both feet.
  • Do not hold onto the door while leaping.
  • Once on the ground, hop awaydo not run.