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Cherokee County Electric Cooperative

Staying Safe All Year Round

Tips to Keep Safe with Electricity

Nothing is more important to us than your safety and well-being. So take a few minutes to read these safety tips to help keep you, your family and your home safe.

 + Indoor safety

 + Outdoor safety

Before you dig, call 811

At least 48 hours before you plan to dig on your property for any reason, call 811 to find out if there are underground utility lines in your work area. Cherokee County EC will be contacted in order to locate primary power lines nearby. If you outline the excavation area in white paint beforehand, it will help our representative to find the dig site.

Cherokee County EC will identify the location of all power lines connected to meters. You're responsible for locating any power lines that go from the meter to your home or other buildings.

Know What's Below

Be Prepared for Severe Weather

The Cherokee County EC region is within an area prone to thunderstorms and other severe weather conditions, such as tornados, flash floods and hurricanes. When you know the risks and what actions to take, you can better protect your family and property.

 + Thunderstorms

 + Freezing weather

 + Flooding

 + Hurricanes

Sources: Federal Emergancy Management Agency, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Farmers' Almanac, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada, Nebraska Public Power District, (Electrical Safety Fondation International)