· Never approach a downed power line. Always presume it is live and extremely dangerous.
· If you are experiencing an outage:
§ Turn off all appliances including your furnace, water heater, and water pump.
§ Leave a lamp on so you can know when power has been restored and to avoid a circuit overload when power is restored.
§ Keep freezer and refrigerator doors closed and open them only when necessary.
· If you are on a medical support system, it is suggested you evacuate to a comfortable and safe place.
· ComEd can't be held responsible for damages that occur as a result of events outside the company's control, such as lightning, wind, ice, hail, and tree or animal contact to our facilities.