Wisconsin Public Service Corporation says high winds are the cause of a number of power outages that affected 915 customers in Door County Thursday. WPS spokesperson Lisa Prunty says more than 760 of the customers had their electrical service disrupted in the Sister Bay area, another 122 were located near Sturgeon Bay & 28 resided near Brussels. Public service says downed power lines can make for dangerous situations. With that in mind, residents should follow a few safety rules…
-Stay away from downed or sagging power lines & do not touch anything that is on or near them.
-Keep children & family pets away from areas where lines may have fallen.
-If a power line falls across a car that you are in, stay in the vehicle. If you must get out of a car due to a fire, jump clear of the car & land on both feet. Make sure that no part of your body is touching the car when your feet touch the ground.
-Report all power line hazards to WPS or your local emergency services agency.