The electrical service is extremely reliable. Power outages don't happen often and usually don't last long. There are several reasons for the occasional power failure. It can be something as minor as lightening striking lines, a tree falling across wires, or a car crashing into a pole. But sometimes the problem is more severe, causing widespread power outages that can last from hours to days. The outage can be caused by severe thunderstorm or tornadoes that snap power poles and tangle lines. The most troublesome causes are snow and ice. A blizzard or an ice storm can cause damage that is wide spread and difficult to repair. These outages are the most serious and can leave your home and family vulnerable to the freezing cold.
What to Do
- Don't panic. More than likely it will only be for a sort period of time.
- Plan ahead and have blankets and flashlights ready.
- Check to see if your neighbors lights or street lights are out also, if not the problem may be confined to just your home.
- Check your fuses and circuit breakers. If they are on and ok call the electric company and tell them your address and how long the power has been off.
- Open the freezer and refrigerator door as little as possible. They will stay cold longer if they are not opened.
If your power goes out between 7:00am and 4:00pm please call the electric department to report it (931) 526-7411. Anytime after hours between 4:00pm and 7:00am please call the police department to report it (931) 526-2300.