Emergency Management Hero

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 away do not run.