Powering through summer storms: What you need to know

Summer storms are unpredictable and can happen in a flash.

When storms damage power lines, our crews work hard to get your power back on. Here’s what you need to know to help you stay safe, prepared and connected:

Assemble a kit. Get in front of storms by putting together an emergency preparedness kit that includes (at minimum) non-perishable food, water, a flashlight, batteries, a battery-powered radio, a first aid kit, any necessary medications, extra cash and maps of your area.

Plan ahead. Develop a disaster plan for you and your family. Decide now what you’ll do if there’s an extended power outage. Also, contact family, friends and neighbors who are elderly or have medical conditions.

Be informed. Check your local forecasts on a daily basis and, if you’re away from home, know your exact location so you can easily track weather reports in your area.

Stay connected. Download the SWEPCO mobile app to report outages and stay up-to-date on restoration efforts. For the latest restoration info, visit SWEPCO.com/Outages or follow SWEPCO on Facebook and Twitter.

Stay away, stay alive. Remember, all downed lines are dangerous — they carry an electric current that can cause serious or even fatal injuries. If you encounter a fallen wire, keep yourself and others far away, and call 911 and SWEPCO immediately. Click here to learn what to do if power lines land on your car.

SWEPCO meets with customers at annual Home Products Show

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Princ. Energy Efficiency & Consumer Program Coordinator Jeff Thigpen and Sr. Customer Services Account Representative Randy Meyers speak with attendees at the Home Builders Association of Northwest Louisiana’s Home Products Show

Team members from SWEPCO’s Customer Services & Marketing and Energy Efficiency groups spoke with attendees of the Home Builders Association of Northwest Louisiana’s Home Products Show in Bossier City this month. Continue reading “SWEPCO meets with customers at annual Home Products Show”

New SWEPCO Alerts sweepstakes kicks off

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A new SWEPCO Alerts sweepstakes kicked off last week, and it will run through April 15. Continue reading “New SWEPCO Alerts sweepstakes kicks off”