Be prepared in severe weather15 Feb 2013
Power and Water reminds customers that severe weather may bring power interruptions and damage to the electricity network.
On Tuesday, Darwin’s northern suburbs experienced a severe storm which brought down power lines and caused some flooding.
Hundreds of lightning strikes were witnessed as the storms passed across the region with one causing damage which interrupted the electricity network.
Strong winds have the potential to bring down trees and branches which, along with other loose objects, can be carried long distances and into contact with powerlines.
It is important to ensure that if you see a powerline brought down by extreme winds or by falling tree branches, stay well clear, warn others of the danger and call 000 or the Power and Water emergency line on 1800 245 090 to report the powerline. Do not go near them, or try to remove trees or debris around them as they can be potentially fatal.
In an emergency stay clear, warn others and call 000 or the Power and Water emergency line on 1800 245 090.
If power is lost, first check to see if your neighbours have power, if they do there may be a problem with your connection.be patient as safety considerations may mean some delay in getting crews to the area of the fault to commence repairs. To report a loss of power, customers can call Power and Water on 1800 245 092. Power interruption and restoration information will also be available via Twitter and the Power and Water website www.powerwater.com.au
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