During severe weather, know these natural gas safety tips

During severe weather, know these natural gas safety tips

Rami Yoakum | Southside Daily

For the next six months or so Hampton Roads residents will be on the lookout for hurricanes. But the summer months may also bring tropical depressions, tropical storms, and even tornadoes.

For those reasons, Virginia Natural Gas is advising its customers to be prepared and to be informed.

“Ensuring the safety of every family we serve is our highest priority,” said K.R. Campbell, vice president of operations at Virginia Natural Gas. “While our natural gas pipeline system is underground and usually protected during a storm, customers should ensure their meter is visible, and the area surrounding is free of trash and debris. Mechanical equipment used after the storm to clean up a location may damage the meter if it is hidden…” (Read the full story)

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