Fallen Wires

If you come upon a fallen wire, don't touch it. Report it to Sam Houston Electric Cooperative or to the police.

If you're in a car that is touching fallen lines, do not touch them or the car - you could be shocked. Stay in the car and try to drive away. If you can't drive, wait for help to arrive - don't get out! Warn other people to stay away. Avoid touching metal parts of the car. If you must get out, jump clear without touching the vehicle and the ground at the same time, and hop or shuffle away keeping both feet together.

Chain-link and other metal fences may become electrified by fallen power lines. So, use caution around metal fences, especially after storms.