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Weather the Storm, Safely

January 2019

We may not be able to control the weather, but we can control how we stay prepared. See what you'll need to stay ready for the weather.

Planning and preparing can make a big difference in safety and resiliency in the wake of a winter storm. The ability to maintain or quickly recover following a winter storm requires a focus on preparedness, planning, and knowing what to do in the event of a winter storm. You may not be home when the…

Thanksgiving Safety

November 2018

We all have a lot of things to be thankful for—let's make sure our safety remains one of them.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, Thanksgiving Day is the No 1. day for home fires, with more than 4,000 fires taking place nationwide. As you prepare for your Thanksgiving celebrations, keep these tips in mind—you’ll thank us later. • Most fires occur in the kitchen, so keep yours tidy and stay attentive! Unattended…

Five Tips to Help You Stay Safe During Summer Storm Season

September 2018

There’s a lot to be thankful for living in the great state of North Carolina. We have amazing food, friendly people, a warm climate and access to both the mountains and the ocean. With that access, however, comes the risks associated with hurricane season, which starts in June and lasts through November. But there’s no…

Electrical Safety Tips For Kids

May 2018

Courtesy of Straight Talk

Imagine your life without electricity. You wouldn’t have an alarm clock to help you wake up, a computer to stay in touch with friends over Facebook, a phone to call your mom or a coffee machine to give you a boost as you leave for work in the morning. The convenience electricity affords and the…

10 Tips To Help You Play It Safe

May 2018

In our industry, “playing it safe” isn’t such a bad thing. In fact, it’s a great thing, pivotal to the overall well-being of our employees, member-owners and communities. That’s why Safety is one of our Core Values and taken into consideration every time we make a decision. To help kick off National Electrical Safety Month,…

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