TORONTO, July 19, 2013 /CNW/ - With thunderstorm season in full swing in Ontario, Hydro One wants to
remind you and your family of the importance of being prepared in case
of an extended emergency if severe weather strikes.
Make it a family activity to create a list of items your family would
need in the event of an extended emergency and gather together your
emergency kit. Consider including the following items:
Water (recommend 2L per person/day)
Canned or dried food that won't spoil
A manual can opener
Windup or battery powered flashlight
Windup or battery powered radio
Batteries for your flashlight and radio
A copy of your emergency evacuation plan
Any medical items you require
Your community's recovery plan
Hydro One's emergency power outage hotline number - 1-800-434-1235.
Ensure you have at least one corded phone at home; a cordless phone
will not work in a power outage.
Keep your emergency kit in a backpack and make sure everyone in your
home knows where to find it.
If your area is affected by a storm, be sure to stay clear of any fallen
power lines. If you spot a fallen line, keep at least 10 metres away,
even if it doesn't appear to be live. Report it to the police and call
Hydro One at 1-800-434-1235. Safety is at the core of everything Hydro
One employees do. Not only are our crews trained in First Aid, every
Hydro One vehicle is equipped with a First Aid kit.
For outage up-dates, download Hydro One's free mobile app on smartphone
and tablet devices. Customers can check the status of power outages
anywhere in Hydro One's service area.
Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to homes
and businesses across the province of Ontario and owns and operates
Ontario's 29,000 km high-voltage transmission network that delivers
electricity to large industrial customers and municipal utilities, and
a 121,000 km low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.4
million end-use customers and smaller municipal utilities in the
province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.
SOURCE: Hydro One Inc.
For further information:
contact Hydro One Media Relations 24 hours a day at 1-877-506-7584 (toll-free in Ontario only) or 416-345-6868. Our website is www.HydroOne.com.