Preparing for an Outage

Preparing for a storm or power outage

Being prepared for storms and power outages is part of living on PEI. We work year-round to minimize the potential for power outages by building grid resiliency and trimming trees; however it’s still important to always be prepared.

Here are some things you can do to prepare for a storm or power outage:

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Downed power lines

Downed power lines are extremely dangerous. Always assume a downed power line is live and energized. If there are any objects contacting the downed power line, assume those are energized and dangerous as well. Do not drive over downed power lines. Never, under any circumstances, attempt to touch or move a downed power line.

If you see a downed power line, stay at least 30 metres away and warn others to do the same. Call 911 and call Maritime Electric at 1-800-670-1012 to report the downed power line as soon as possible. Make sure you also know what to do if your vehicle comes into contact with a downed power line.

Learn more about power line safety.