At Inland Power & Light, we strive to maintain high quality, reliable energy. However, there are circumstances beyond our reasonable control, such as storms, flood and equipment failure, which can cause a power outage to occur. When interruptions of electrical service do occur, we will make every effort to restore your power as quickly as possible.
Keep this number close at hand and report a power outage immediately by calling (877) 668-8243.
WHAT TO DO DURING A POWER OUTAGE
Stay 50 feet away from downed power lines and broken utility poles. Do not attempt to remove trees or branches that may be in or near power lines!
Check the fuses or breakers in your main electric panel.
Notify Inland Power immediately!
If a family member is on a life support system, have previous arrangements made for possible transport to a location where their needs can be met.
ITEMS YOU MAY FIND USEFUL IN THE EVENT OF A POWER OUTAGE
Flashlight with fresh batteries
Blankets and warm clothing
Portable radio with fresh batteries
ELECTRICAL SAFETY TIPS
Look up and be safe! When working around power lines always look up and avoid areas where your equipment, ladder, etc., might come into contact with an electrical wire.
Call, (800) 424-5555, 48 hours before you dig.
Do not work with, handle or repair any of Inland Power & Light's electrical equipment. Teach your children about electrical safety. Never allow them to fly a kite or climb a tree near a power line.
NEVER touch or attempt to pick up a fallen power line. If you see a downed power line or pole, call Inland immediately.
Make sure new appliance or equipment purchases carry the Underwriters Laboratories' or other certified lab's approval. The UL seal should apply to the entire appliance, not just the cord or plug.
Never run electric cords under a carpet or through a doorway. Check cords often for fraying and signs of wear and replace them immediately if damaged. Do not repair or patch a frayed cord.
Ground all tools and appliances properly. If you use a three-prong plug in a two-wire socket, be sure to use a properly grounded adapter.
Because water conducts electricity, do not use appliances or power tools while your hands are damp or while standing in or near water.
Protect sensitive computer and electronic equipment with a high quality surge suppressor.
Report power line, pole, substation, security light and transformer vandalism immediately.