We never know what situations we are going to encounter in life.  So, just in case you find yourself around downed power lines that are live — this downed power line PSA from Puget Sound Energy shares some key information that may help save your life:

  1. Stay at least 35 feet away from downed power lines.
  2. Beware of “Touch Potential” — being in contact with an energized and a non-energized object at the same time.
  3. Beware of “Step Potential” — creating an energized and non-energized foot connection with ground as you walk.

Watch the downed power line PSA video to see how to hug, jump, and shuffle — your way to safety.

(h/t Sara C)


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