Written on: July 10, 2023
Amid severe flooding across the Northeast, the Propane Gas Association of New England share an Alert with members including several links to PERC Resources regarding flood safety. The contents of the Alert include:
Flood Safety Resources
Please utilize these free PERC Safety Resources on your websites, social media, and discussions with your customers if you are in areas prone to flooding.
With flood warnings in place across New England we wanted to remind members of these valuable safety resources for you to utilize.
In the event that a flood threatens your safety, you may have to decide whether or not it is necessary to evacuate your home or farm. In some cases, it may not be safe for you to leave. Listen to your local authorities, or television and radio stations, for instructions on the appropriate course of action to take. If it is determined that you should stay, you may have to move to a higher level within your home.
Whether it is determined that you should stay or leave, you should shut off your gas. SHUT OFF THE GAS! Turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank, if it is safe to do so. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise).
Turn off the gas supply valves located near individual indoor appliances. Consult your propane supplier to make sure you know where the actual valves are located and how to shut them off.
Please utilize the flood safety document here when communicating with customers. To download this, open the link and click on the arrow in the top right, this will save it to your computer.
Click here for Additional Flood Safety Resources
COPY: Floods can hit when we least expect them-but there are steps you can take now so that your family is better prepared if a disaster strikes. That’s why PERC created a flood safety website featuring tips and a video to help you prepare. Browse the page today here: Propane.com/Floods
Flood Safety Video
In this video, propane expert Eric Kuster, Vice President of Safety, Education, and Compliance for the Propane Education & Research Council, gives a quick overview of the most important safety tips when a flood threatens your property.
Share this video with your customers through your social media channels to get the word out. Click here or the button below to open this video. Once it opens click the three dots in the bottom right and click download, then upload it to your social sites!