There’s nothing more important that the safety of your family. When thunderstorms strike near your eastern North Carolina home, do you know what to do to make sure everyone is safe? When it comes to propane safety and thunderstorms, there are some important things you need to know.
Storm Safety Tips
Here’s are some propane safety tips for before, during, and after a thunderstorm:
Check for leaks. Before the storm, make sure you don’t have any propane leaks—not even a small one. You should also make sure everyone in your household knows how to identify a leak and what to do when there is one.
Locate your gas main. You should know where your gas main is and be able to turn it off. If you need to evacuate your home, you’ll want to turn off the gas main before you leave. If your tank is damaged in the storm, that could lead to flammable leaks, so turning off the gas main could prevent a fire.
Keep your distance. During the storm, stay away from power lines and anything that is a conductor. That includes your propane tank!
Remain alert. Stay informed and follow all instructions from local emergency personnel and community leaders who may provide safety updates like areas to avoid.
Be observant. Once the storm ends and it’s safe to go outside, take note of fallen trees and downed power lines that could affect your property. Make sure nothing is threatening the integrity of your propane tank or gas line.
Inspect your appliances. Check your appliances for damage. Look for visible issues, but also run each appliance to make sure it’s not malfunctioning.
Avoid candles! Do not burn candles when inspecting anything powered by propane. Your tank could ignite!
Safety First at Cherry Energy
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