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Always Assume a Downed Power Line is Deadly

Overhead power lines carry thousands of volts of electricity. If a line is down, always assume it is energized and dangerous, even if the power is out in your area. Touching or getting near a live power line injures and kills.

John Marrs visits the White House

It’s not often that someone gets a behind-the-scenes tour of the White House, but one young Paris man was just that lucky! John Marrs, along with his parents Greg and Jenny Marrs, visited the nation’s capital on World Down Syndrome Day. The designated day promotes educational opportunities and workforce development for those with Down syndrome.

Stay back and help us stay safe

Working with electricity can be a dangerous job, especially for lineworkers. In fact, USA Today lists line repairers and installers among the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. That’s why for EnerStar Electric Cooperative, safety is the number one priority. This is not empty talk.

Shed some light on lightning

According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, lightning can strike in the same place twice (or pretty darn close), contrary to folk wisdom.

Before You Hit the Road, Consider RV Safety

You may hit the road to enjoy a little time away or maybe even to take in a car race or football game. If you are traveling there in an RV or converted bus, keep in mind using generators to power them can turn deadly.


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