PUC Offers Storm Safety Tips; Reminds Residents to Report Outages and Consider Safety

HARRISBURG � The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) offered safety tips to residents as Winter Storm Riley continues to move across the state.

High-resolution video of storm safety tips from PUC Chairman Gladys Brown, along with a short winter heating video, are available by using the following link: http://papuc.isebox.net/puc-offers-winter-storm-safety-tips-reminds-residents-to-prepare/puc-offers-winter-storm-safety-tips-urges-residents-to-prepare?default=pm8co9C8

Should you lose power during a storm, consider the following:

The PUC offered additional tips to help stay safe until power is restored:

The PUC noted that consumers using natural gas appliances can also be impacted by storms:

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission balances the needs of consumers and utilities; ensures safe and reliable utility service at reasonable rates; protects the public interest; educates consumers to make independent and informed utility choices; furthers economic development; and fosters new technologies and competitive markets in an environmentally sound manner.

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Media Contact:
Nils Hagen-Frederiksen
Press Secretary, PA Public Utility Commission
nhagen-fre@pa.gov / 717-418-2701 (cell)