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Prepare for a safe winter

Winter can bring severe storms and strong winds that can blow branches and debris into powerlines. It's important to know how to prepare and stay safe.

During a storm, high winds can send all sorts of things flying into a powerline which can result in an outage or imminent danger.

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Damaged powerlines could result in extended power outages and danger for those around.
Remember to clear any debris and secure any loose items before a storm approaches.
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Two simple steps to prepare your property
Check your property

Make sure all trees are at a safe distance and loose items can be secured in the event of a storm.

Prepare an outage kit

Have a kit prepared with torches, spare batteries and first aid supplies in the event of a power outage.

Trees contacting powerlines can cause outages and safety hazards

Drag both markers to set the distance you think is safe between the tree and the powerlines.

Who's responsibility is it to ensure trees stay clear of powerlines?
It could be you.

This short video could save your life

Electricity can travel through the ground

Drag the marker to set the distance you think is safe to stay away from a fallen powerline.

If you see a fallen powerline
Stay at least 8 metres away and make the safe call to Western Power on 13 13 51