Sunday, March 31, 2013

Revenge of the Fallen…. Trees!!!

Early this morning I received a call from my mother. Apparently a tree in their front yard had lost a battle with a most formidable opponent… THE WIND. The inclement weather had caused a tree to fall on the power lines leading to the house. However, the lines didn't really snap all the way. Let me show you what I mean.
From the driveway

From inside garage

The tree managed to fall hitting a truck, the power line, and the roof of the house. The power line was only halfway connected. My mother called the power company which I shall rename Pshur Ural. As of now they said they would be sending someone out shortly but there has been no one as of yet.

It is important to be reminded on what to do in certain situations (even as an adult). When active power lines are involved it is always call the power company and the police as well. If you know the local non-emergency number that would be better than dialing 911. However, you should never hesitate in calling the police in a situation you feel is dangerous. Around the UT Tyler campus there are several blue police boxes that will call the police to that location immediately. In the end, remember to be safe out there and stay away from downed power lines…. Because only you can prevent wildfires... and such. 

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