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Hurricane Irene Safety

Hurricane Irene is targeting the East Coast with some forecasters expecting it to be the worst storm to hit this part of the US in 20 years.   We want to remind everyone to be safe and please follow all of the important hurricane precautions for their propane systems.

Here are some quick reminders if you smell gas inside or outside of your home:

  • NO FLAMES OR SPARKS! Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or a fire.
  • LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY! Get everyone out of the building or area where you suspect gas is leaking.
  • 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).
  • REPORT THE LEAK. From a neighbor’s home or other building away from the gas leak, call AmeriGas at your local office or at our emergency center (1-800-GAS-4YOU or 1-800-427-4968) right away.  If you can’t reach us, call 911 or your local fire department.
  • DO NOT RETURN TO THE BUILDING OR AREA until an AmeriGas technician determines that it is safe to do so.
  • GET YOUR SYSTEM CHECKED. Before you attempt to use any of your propane appliances, AmeriGas or a qualified appliance service technician must check your entire system to ensure that it is leak-free.

Thank you to PERC for providing this hurricane and other safety information.

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One Comment

  1. Sarah
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    OMG! OMG! OMG! First a terrible earthquake and now this!! The end is near!

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