Stay safe this summer - Carolina Country

Stay safe this summer

See a video on summer safety tips.

  • With your boat, make sure your masts stay well clear of power lines.
  • Pay attention to where you place metal ladders or dig for fence posts. Before you start any project, always look up and avoid overhead power lines. Keep a minimum of 10 feet between you and overhead lines.
  • If you are planning a project that requires digging, remember to dial “811” first to find out if the area you will be working in is clear of underground power lines.
  • Power tools should be kept away from wet surfaces, and outlets should not be overloaded.
  • Children should never climb trees near power lines — always assume a wire is live.
  • Fly kites and remote-controlled airplanes in large open areas like a park or a field, safely away from trees and overhead power lines.
  • At the pool, electrical devices, such as stereos, should be kept at least 10 feet away from water sources, and outdoor electrical outlets should always be covered. If you hear a rumble of thunder, exit the pool right away.
  • If you find yourself outdoors during a thunderstorm, move toward suitable shelter with covered sides, and stick to low-lying ground if possible.

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