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OUTAGE REPORTING: 812-738-4115 or 812-951-2323

Storm Safety

Be prepared for spring's fickle foul weather

Spring brings nature’s sweetness of blooms in the yard and babes in the barnyard. But its fickleness can also bring devastating weather events. Your electric cooperative urges you to be prepared for those dangerous storms that can strike this time of year.

Weather disasters can occur year-round, but most of the worst storms Indiana receives come in the spring.

  • If you see downed or damaged power lines, stay back and call Harrison REMC immediately at 812-738-4115 or 812-951-2323.

  • Limit the use of your freezer and refrigerator during extended storm outages. Food will remain frozen for up to 48 hours if the doors remain closed and the unit is in good working condition.

  • When possible, avoid using candles for lighting. Candles pose fire hazards within the home. Be sure to keep plenty of batteries on hand for flashlights and radios.

  • Call the REMC as soon as possible when your power goes out, no matter how many homes in your area appear to be affected by the outage.

  • Appliances and electronics are extremely sensitive to electrical spikes from lightning or other faults. Before electrical storms, disconnect these items from the electrical source.

  • Keep a storm kit at home and in your car with extra flashlights, fresh batteries, bottled water and canned food.

  • Improperly installed emergency power generators can expose your family to carbon monoxide poisoning and our crews to severe injury – or even death. Please see the generator safety page for more information. Follow manufacturer instructions for generator inspections and maintenance.