Indiana weather can be unpredictable, especially during the winter months. That’s why you should prepare for dangerous situations before a storm hits. It is especially important to develop a plan for prolonged power outages during these harsh months. Heavy snows, …Read More.
Winter is full of holiday festivities, and, unfortunately, home fires. Avoid the hazards that are all too common during this time of year with some helpful holiday and winter electrical safety tips! During these winter holiday months, everyone breaks out …Read More.
Harry is heading home during a spring storm. It’s a particularly nasty one with high winds and lightning. As he arrives home, he comes across a downed pole and power line lying across his driveway. He’s tired and just wants …Read More.
Surge protectors save your electronics from power surges or increases in voltage significantly above the intended level in the flow of electricity. While power surges are commonly associated with lightning and storms, surge protectors have everyday purposes. Power surges, unfortunately, …Read More.
We’ve all heard the saying that “April showers bring May flowers.” But are you prepared when those docile rain showers turn into threatening storms? “According to statistics from the National Weather Service, in 2014 more than $75 million in property …Read More.
Electricity is such a necessity that some people — especially those who rely on electricity for life-sustaining devices — keep a portable generator on hand in case the power goes out. Generators are useful as a backup power source during …Read More.
This year Indiana has been hit hard with devastating tornadoes which have caused severe damage and death. These powerful storms leveled homes, transformed entire blocks into piles of debris, and left thousands without power. Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC) urges members …Read More.
Many people don’t realize that farming is one of the most dangerous occupations. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that during 2008, the most recent year for statistics, one in every six fatal workplace injuries in Indiana …Read More.
While catastrophic events like tornadoes and fires ravage homes in little time, floodwaters can rise quickly but take days to subside. Victims must wait patiently for water to recede before returning home to start rebuilding their lives. Although it may …Read More.
It’s 5:45 on a typical evening. You’re in the kitchen preparing dinner when, unexpectedly, darkness descends. Quiet fills the house, as the TV is no longer heard; the pots on the stove cease to boil; and the hum of electronics …Read More.