Coimbatore

Tangedco lists safety measures

With rain and thunderstorms continuing across the Nilgiris, the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) has issued a list of recommendations to local residents to help keep them safe and prevent loss of life or damage to property resulting from electrocutions, power surges and lightning strikes.

Among the list of safety measures recommended include warnings to residents to switch off their television sets and to stay away from electric cables and poles which have been damaged or uprooted by winds and the rain. They have also appealed to residents to not attempt to restore power supply to their homes in case of a fuse causing a power outage. They have instead told residents to contact the electricity board who will send repairmen to fix any issues relating to power outages in their homes.

During times of thunderstorms, residents have been asked to switch off the main power supply to their homes, and switch it back on once the thunderstorms have passed.

Tangedco officials said that with the Northeast monsoon just around the corner, residents need to take precautionary measures as instructed to prevent loss of life and damage to electronic equipment. Tangedco and electricity board staff are to also help raise awareness, with staff visiting homes and detailing the list of safety measures to residents, officials said.

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