Preparing for severe springtime weather In TN and KY
These days, it seems like severe weather can strike at any time, and spring is no exception. If it’s severe enough, that weather can bring power outages and dangerous conditions that you and your family need to be ready for.
That’s why now is a good time to review your preparation and response plans for your propane-powered Tennessee or Kentucky home. Here are some severe weather safety reminders to review with your family:
- During a severe weather event, always listen to local authorities; if you must evacuate your property, use caution when returning.
- Create an emergency plan and review it with your family. Post a list with our contact information plus numbers for emergency services, along with instructions for turning off propane, electricity, and water.
- If you have an aboveground propane tank, make sure it is securely anchored, particularly if you are in a flood-prone area.
- Keep enough gas in your propane tank to last at least a week in the event of road closures. If you have a propane generator, take it for a test run early in the spring, and make sure it has enough gas to get you through a severe weather outage.
- If severe weather threatens your safety, shut off your propane gas. Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank if it is safe to do so. Also, turn off the gas supply valves located near individual indoor appliances. If you do not know how to do this, contact us for instructions.
- Once severe weather passes, check the area for downed power lines, damaged gas lines, or damage to your propane tanks and appliances.
- Inspect your propane appliances for damage if it is safe to do so. If the appliances have been damaged, contact us for service immediately.
- NEVER turn on a light switch, use any power source, or inspect your household appliances while standing in water.
- NEVER use outdoor, fuel-burning appliances indoors or in enclosed area. This can result in carbon monoxide poisoning, which can be deadly.
Keep your family safe this spring! If you have any questions about propane safety for severe weather, contact the propane safety pros at Advanced Propane today.
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