The East Texas Damage Prevention Councils of East Texas hosted a free Safety Day at the Longview Exhibit Building Sept. 28. Attendees had a rare opportunity to see and hear what happens when a backhoe ruptures a gas pipeline. The release of a hazardous liquids pipeline also was demonstrated, along with arriving emergency responders to the scene. SWEPCO showed live arcs of current when conductors touch power lines in a simulator. A fire extinguisher training program was given.
Jason Howeth, Ron Tevebaugh and Sue Haynes represented SWEPCO at the event.
If sailing is on your plan this long end-of-summer holiday weekend, enjoy it, BUT remember to stay away from power lines. Continue reading “Sailboat safety 101”
Summer thunderstorms can rapidly develop with dangerous cloud to ground lightning strokes. Continue reading “Be aware of lightning strikes during summer storms”
Elementary schools in Arkansas and Louisiana will host a live educational play at no cost, thanks to SWEPCO. Continue reading “SWEPCO presents The Safety Circus In-School Performances”
Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) reminds its customers that metallic coatings on Mylar helium balloons and on kites can cause damage to SWEPCO’s electrical system and cause power losses, emphasizing the need to make sure these objects are not allowed to interfere in the lines. Continue reading “Mylar balloons and kites can damage SWEPCO lines”
The task is easy – report street light outages at SWEPCO.com/StreetLight. Continue reading “Street light out? Report it online!”