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Appy Power preparing for the worst

By WILLIAM PAINE

william.paine@southwesttimes.com

Appalachian Power is closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Florence, which may prove to be one of the strongest Hurricanes to make landfall on the Eastern Seaboard in several years.

Officials at Appalachian Power are anticipating an impact on electrical service throughout the entire state of Virginia and preparations are underway to move employees and contractors into areas likely to experience outages from the hurricane.

AEP crews from Ohio, Indiana and Michigan are standing by, ready to assist when needed. AEP is currently planning staging areas as well as lodging and logistical support for these crews.

Appalachian Power customers can get specific information about the outages affecting their accounts via text message and/or email by subscribing to Appalachian Power outage alerts at www.appalachianpower.com/alerts.

To report an outage or check outage status download the Appalachian Power mobile app at www.AppalachianPower.com/App.

A snapshot view of current outages is available anytime at www.appalachianpower.com. Go to the Outages and Problems section of the site and click “View Outage Map.”

Here are some safety tips for individuals who may power because of this storm.

1) Keep away from all downed lines and anything the lines may touch.

2) Do not remove debris that is within 10 feet of a power line.

3) Unplug major appliances to protect them when the power comes back on.

4) Keep one light on to know when power is restored.

5) Refuel heaters, lamps and generators outside and stay away from flames or sparks.

6) Do not operate lanterns, heaters or fuel-fired stoves without proper ventilation.

7) Never burn charcoal indoors as it releases poisonous carbon monoxide.

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