CenterPoint Energy offers tips to avoid natural gas disruption during Hurricane Laura cleanup

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) – CenterPoint Energy is offering some natural gas safety tips for customers that are cleaning up after Hurricane Laura so they can avoid natural gas leaks and service disruptions.

Before cleaning debris or digging on your property you should call 811, the nationwide Call Before You Dig number, to locate underground natural gas lines and other underground utility lines.

Be aware of where your natural gas meter is located. As debris is put out for heavy trash pickup, make sure it is placed away from the meter which might be located near the curb. If debris is near a gas meter, the mechanized equipment used by trash collectors could pull up the meter, damaging it and causing a potentially hazardous…Read More

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