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T.I.P. Rural Electric is concerned about the safety of our employees, member-owners and general public.  We are dedicated to educating the public about the benefits and dangers of electricity. Listed below are just a few safety tips to help keep you safe.



  • Downed power lines

    • Stay away from the power lines.
    • Never touch anything or anyone that's touching it.
    • If the wire is touching a vehicle that you're inside, wait for help.
    • If you must get out, jump clear and don't touch the ground and vehicle at the same time.
    • Shuffle, don't run.
  • LightningTrees on downed power lines

    • Get inside if you can. If you can't, go to low ground and crouch down.
    • Don't use electrical appliances or the telephone.
    • Stay out of the shower or bathtub.
    • Avoid trees and other tall or metal objects.
    • Stay out of the water.
  • Kites

    • Never fly kites in storms or near utility lines.
  • Overhead wires

    • If you're climbing a tree or using a ladder outside, be sure no wires run through or near the tree or near the ladder.
  • Water

    • Keep electrical appliances and toys away from water, including rain, wet ground, swimming pools, sprinklers and hoses.
  • Conductors of electricity

    • Metal
    • Water and wet things
    • Trees
    • People
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