Downed Power Line? Do You Know What To Do?

First of all, assume the wires are live.
Do not drive over the wires.

First of all, assume the wires are live.

Do not drive over the wires.

If it is at all possible, stay away from the area and call 911.

If you have had an accident and your car struck a pole and the power lines are on your car or on the ground near your car, stay in the car.

If your car is on fire or smoking and you must get out of your car, make sure you do not touch the car and the ground at the same time.

Stand up in the doorway and jump away from the car.

Make sure you land with your feet together. If you land with your feet apart, there are two areas of connectivity and you are very likely to get shocked.

Shuffle away from the car. You need to keep your feet close together so there is only one point of connectivity. Keep shuffling away from the car until you are at least 35 feet away.

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