Planned power outage for portions of Denneoord

A planned power outage on Wednesday will affect several areas of Denneoord on Wednesday, the George Municipality warned.

WHY IS THE PLANNED POWER OUTAGE NECESSARY? 

The planned power outage for a portion of Denneoord, Ribbok, and St Paul street is for the purpose of doing alterations to the electrical mains.

“Consumers are warned to treat the installation as being live for the full duration as the supply may be resumed at any time within the notified period,” it said in a statement.

Furthermore, the municipality said that should circumstances prevent the work from 9:00 to 15:00 on Wednesday, the work will be done on Thursday 3 February from 09:00 to 15.00.

HERE ARE THE AREAS THAT WILL BE AFFECTED

The following areas will be affected:

  • Portions of Denneoord
  • Ribbok street
  •  St Paul street

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A PLANNED POWER OUTAGE: 

If you’ve been notified that your home will be affected by a planned electric outage due to maintenance, here are some steps you can take to reduce the impact of the outage:

  • Keep important phone numbers (e.g., hospital, fire department, police, friends and relatives) in a convenient location in case you need emergency or other assistance.
  • Have a back­up plan to maintain life­support equipment if you have it.
  • Keep a cell phone or hard­wired, single­line telephone on hand. Cordless phones do not work without electricity.
  • Keep a flashlight with extra, fresh batteries in a convenient place. Avoid using candles because of the risk of fire. If you must use candles, please use extreme caution.
  • Turn off major appliances such as air conditioners and washers/dryers prior to the outage. This will prevent them from coming on unexpectedly when power is restored.
  • Turn off heat­producing appliances (e.g., ovens, stovetops and irons) prior to the outage. This will eliminate a fire hazard when the power comes back on.
  • Reset clocks, thermostats and other programmed equipment after power is restored.
  • Protect sensitive electronic equipment such as televisions and computers with surge suppressors. Unplug this equipment if it was in use when the power went out.
  • Make sure you can manually (without power) open your automatic garage door or gate or park your vehicle outside.
  • Make sure food stays cold by keeping your refrigerator and freezer doors closed. You can keep the refrigerator cold by placing ice in plastic containers and keeping them inside.Also, a full freezer will remain colder longer.
  • Notify your alarm company if you have an alarm system as equipment can be affected by power outages.
  • Keep on hand non­perishable food that doesn’t require cooking and make sure you have a manual can opener.

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