Is Your Propane-powered Home Ready For Severe Weather?
Atlantic Hurricane Season 2020 is officially underway, and it is expected to be an active one.
That makes now a good time to review your plans for dealing with conditions brought on by severe weather in your propane-powered North Carolina home.
Hurricane safety reminders to review with your family:
- Always listen to local authorities; if you must evacuate your property, use caution when returning.
- Create an emergency plan and review it with your family. Post a list with our contact information plus numbers for emergency services, along with instructions for turning off propane, electricity, and water.
- If you have an aboveground propane tank, make sure it is securely anchored.
- Make sure you have enough propane to last at least a week or more in the event of road closures. If you don’t have enough fuel, schedule a propane delivery as soon as possible.
- If you have a propane backup generator, be sure to test it before severe weather strikes. Make sure you have enough fuel to run it for at least a week in the event of an outage; if you don’t, schedule a propane delivery today.
- If severe weather threatens your safety, turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank if it is safe to do so. Also, turn off the gas supply valves located near individual indoor appliances. If you do not know how to do this, contact us for instructions.
- Once severe weather passes, check the area for downed power lines, damaged gas lines, or damage to your propane appliances. If the appliances have been damaged, contact us for service immediately.
- NEVER turn on a light switch, use any power source, or inspect your household appliances while standing in water.
- NEVER use outdoor, fuel-burning appliances indoors or in enclosed area. This can result in carbon monoxide poisoning, which can be deadly.
Keep your family safe this hurricane season! If you have any questions about propane safety for severe weather, or need a propane delivery in Hickory, NC or surrounding areas, trust the pros at James Oxygen. Contact us today to schedule a propane delivery.
Please note: At James Oxygen, your safety and comfort are always our priority. Please contact us to learn more about how we are working to keep our your family and our crews safe and your propane deliveries coming during this challenging COVID-19 time.