Do you know the downed line shuffle?
Knowing what to do if you encounter a downed power line could save your life
The proper way to move away from a downed line is to shuffle with small steps, always keeping your feet together and on the ground. This will reduce your risk of getting shocked. If your car is in contact with a downed line, stay in the vehicle and call 911.
If it isn’t safe to stay and you must leave your car, jump out with both feet together and avoid making contact with the car and the ground at the same time. Then, do the shuffle.
If you think you or anyone else may be in danger, call 911.
If you see a downed line, call our emergency line immediately at 888-883-3379.