The Kansas Wind And Power Lines
Kansas is known for its windy and ever-changing weather. Lately around Wichita we have been experiencing many windy days, with wind gusts up to 50 mph. With high winds on flat land, it can cause a lot of damage, including power lines getting downed. If you experience a power outage, here’s how to respond safely:
- Find out whether the power outage is only within your home or if it's affecting others in your local neighborhood so you can make the most effective plan of action. You can go online on your phone to report it, so your electric company isn't overwhelmed with calls.
- If the power outage was the result of a storm or other natural disaster, check your property for damage. Report any fallen power lines. Don’t touch or go near any fallen lines. This is extremely dangerous and can cause injury or worse.
- Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as long as possible so your food stays cold.
- Candles pose a fire hazard. So we recommend using battery-powered lights instead.
The restoration technicians at SERVPRO of Northeast Wichita have helped homeowners recover from storm damage for over 20 years. Call 316-684-6700 if you experience storm damage to your home or business.