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A SUPPLEMENT TO OKLAHOMA LIVING


NOVEMBER 2016 | VOLUME 67 ISSUE 11 | PUBLISHED FOR MEMBERS OF TRI-COUNTY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE


Supporting Youth By Zac Perkins


LIVEWIRE Winter


CEO VIEW


Supporting our youth is vital to our cooperative’s mission to improve the quality of life of those we serve. Every year, TCEC helps support and develop area youth in a variety of ways.


TCEC deploys many different channels to accomplish this, two of those channels are discussed in this issue of LiveWire. We support all different age groups, from kindergarten to college.


For kindergarten through twelfth grade, we provide financial support to schools, youth trips, liveline safety demonstrations and educational energy classroom kits upon request.


For example, our support of Oklahoma Panhandle State University includes an academic contribution, a sports sponsorship, several scholarships and a Computer Information Systems internship.


Today’s children are our future cooperative members and leaders. Any investment in their education is an investment in our tomorrow. n


Storm Safety


When winter temperatures drop and storms hit, it can be challenging to stay safe and warm. TCEC cares about your safety, and we want you to be prepared.


Heavy snow and ice can lead to downed power lines, leaving co-op members without power. During extremely low temperatures, this can be dangerous. During a power outage, our crews will continue to work as quickly and safely as possible to restore power, but there are a few things you can do to prepare yourself.


n Stay warm – Plan to use a safe alternate heating source, such as a fi replace or wood-burning stove during a power outage. Use caution and never leave the heating source unattended. If you are using gasoline-, propane- or natural gas- burning devices to stay warm, never use them indoors. Remember that fuel- and wood-burning sources of heat should always be properly ventilated and read instructions before using.


n Stay fed – Have several days’ supply of food that does not need to be cooked handy. Crackers, cereal, canned goods


and bread are good options. Five gallons of water per person should also be available in the event of an extended power outage.


n Stay safe – When an outage occurs, it usually means power lines are down. It is best not to travel during winter storms, but if you must, bring a survival kit along, and do not travel alone. If you encounter downed lines, always assume they are energized. Stay as far away from the downed lines as possible, and report the situation to our dispatchers by calling 580.652.2418 if possible.


n Keep our lineworkers safe – If you install or use a standby generator, be sure it has a double throw switch and is installed by a professional. Please also notify TCEC of the installation.


Winter weather can be unpredictable and dangerous, and planning ahead can often be the difference between life and death. TCEC is ready for what Mother Nature has in store, and we want you to be ready, too. For more winter safety tips, visit www.ready.gov/winter-weather. n


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