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Steps to restoring service

Posted on Apr 26, 2024 in Safety

Tornadoes or other weather-related disasters often bring widespread power outages. Most electric utilities follow a similar methodical plan that ensures power is restored to the greatest number of people in the shortest amount of time in the safest manner possible. To do that, your co-op utilizes this priority system when line crews are working on… Continue reading.

Spring into safety on the farm

Posted on Feb 23, 2024 in Safety

It’s planting season for many of Indiana’s roughly 94,000 farmers. While you prepare to plant the crops that keep the world fed, Indiana Electric Cooperatives reminds you to keep electrical safety in mind. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 62 farm workers are electrocuted each year in the U.S…. Continue reading.

Keeping the Lights On … and Your Kitty Safe

Posted on Nov 27, 2023 in Safety

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” is one of the most beloved holiday comedies. But if you love cats, there’s one scene that’s something of a nightmare. In the iconic scene, Aunt Bethany’s visiting cat drags a loose string of Christmas tree lights under an armchair. This pulls the plug from the outlet. Chevy Chase, as Clark… Continue reading.

Winterizing Your Home Before the Bitter Chill

Posted on Oct 27, 2023 in Jay County REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Safety

Is your home’s electrical system ready for winter? The best time to find out is long before you hear about the season’s first approaching winter storm, suggests Jon Elkins, vice president of safety, training and compliance at Indiana Electric Cooperatives. “Taking a little time to prepare your home for colder weather has many benefits,” said… Continue reading.

To DIY or not to DIY

Posted on Jul 30, 2023 in Safety

When planning home improvement projects — especially those that involve electrical work — do you know when to DIY and when to hire a professional?  Homeowners wanting to do it themselves can tackle many types of projects, but when safety becomes an issue, seek a professional with appropriate training, equipment and insurance. “Painting a bedroom… Continue reading.

Stay in the Car!

Posted on Jun 25, 2023 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative, Safety

Neighbors Missy and Beth were heading home after playing pickleball at a school gymnasium. They’d traveled this stretch of their county road together a hundred times over the years. But this drizzly morning was going to be like none before. With their homes almost in sight, they topped a hill. Suddenly, three deer leapt into the… Continue reading.

Happy camping means keeping electrical safety in mind

Posted on May 24, 2023 in Safety

Camping gets us into the great outdoors and lets us leave civilization behind. Yet, for personal preferences or medical reasons, many of us still want or need the modern conveniences or necessities that electricity provides. Fortunately, most popular campgrounds have electricity at individual sites. For “off-grid” camping, generators and solar panels are becoming more portable…. Continue reading.

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