By Duke Energy, Charlotte, N.C., PRNewswire
“1. Stay away from downed power lines
Consider all downed or sagging power lines and anything touching them energized and dangerous. Do not touch anything that is on or near a power line (i.e., trees or tree limbs, cars, ladders). Call 911 and report the problem to Duke Energy.
2. Prepare an emergency supply kit for severe weather
Keep a supply of water and non-perishable food items on hand and ensure first aid supplies an all medicines are readily available. Make sure flashlights are working and have a supply of extra batteries…”