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ComEd Offers Safety Tips on Flooded Basements
Storms bring a risk of basement flooding. Because so many people have critical systems and other electronic devices in their basements, there is a higher risk of electrocution when entering a flooded basement to assess damage. ComEd offers the following safety tips for customers with flooded basements.
• Customers should call ComEd at 1-800-EDISON-1 (1-800-334-7661) to disconnect power before entering a flooded basement.
• Never wade into a flooded basement unless all electricity has been disconnected (such as power that supplies sump pumps, freezers, etc.). Water may be in contact with electrical outlets, appliances or cords.
• If you are experiencing a power outage, do not wade into a flooded basement. Power may be restored while you are in the flooded basement and the motors on appliances may be submerged.
• Never attempt to turn off power at the breaker box if you must stand in water to do so.
• Never operate electrical appliances or devices or touch electrical switches, outlets or cords if you are standing in water or are on a wet surface, or if you are wet.
• Be aware of any electrical equipment that could be energized and in contact with water.
Public safety is paramount during storms and ComEd encourages the public to remember to take the following precautions:
• Never approach a downed power line. If you encounter a downed power line, immediately call ComEd at 1-800-EDISON1 (1-800-334-7661) or access our website at ComEd.com and report the location. Spanish-speaking customers should call 1-800-95-LUCES (1-800-955-8237).
• Check on elderly and other sensitive family members and neighbors to ensure their safety, and in the event of an extended outage, assist them in reaching an alternate location.
If customers experience a power outage, they can text OUT to 26633 (COMED) to report their outage and receive restoration information, and can follow the company on Twitter @ComEd or on Facebook at Facebook.com/ComEd to stay up to date on the latest ComEd storm restoration information. ComEd also has an interactive outage map on its website, which allows customers to easily find information on the location and size of outages and get estimated power restoration times. Additionally, ComEd has introduced a mobile app for iPhone and Android® smart phones that gives customers the ability to report power outages and manage their accounts.
More storm safety information can be found on ComEd’s website at https://www.comed.com/safety.
The first weekend in May the residents of Fulton gather celebrate their Dutch heritage. The first permanent Dutch settler arrived at what was to become the City of Fulton in 1835. It has never been explained why so many Holland immigrants were attracted to this small Midwestern area; despite that they continued to arrive and by 1891, 198 families called Fulton home. In1974 the Community Christian School Auxiliary organized the first authentic Dutch Dinner.
Moring Disposal will be providing the Bulky Waste Clean-Up Day for all homes in the City of Fulton on Saturday, October 16th. All acceptable bulk waste should be set at the curb the night before or by 6:00 a.m. on October 16th. Items set out after the truck has passed will not be collected. Trucks will not be in alleys for the bulky item pickup. Participating residents must place clean up items out front or on the side at the street, whichever is most convenient.
Waste Collection Limit: Each participating residence may set out up to two (2) large bulky items and one (1) cubic yard of miscellaneous waste (six 35-gallon garbage containers).
Program Guidelines: Miscellaneous bulk waste should be contained in bags or boxes. Uncontained items will not be collected. Large appliances, electronics, and construction material are prohibited. The following are detailed lists of acceptable and unacceptable items.
Sectional - (limit (1) full sectional)
Baby beds (cribs)
Swing Sets (Broken down to max 4 ft.)
Dressers, shelving, cabinets etc.
Push mowers (Fuel & oil must be drained)
Boxes or cans of small miscellaneous items including:
Bikes, tricycles, outdoor toys, lawn tools, grills, lawn chairs, baby swings, playpens, walkers, car seats, fans, dishes, clothing, vacuum cleaners, pillows, picture frames, area rugs, etc.
Electronic Items (TV’s, computers, monitors, printers, faxes, DVD players, VHS players, etc.)
Riding lawn mowers
Cement, rock, brick
Electronic Items (Cellular phones, mp3 players, radios, etc.)
Liquid waste of any kind
Household hazardous waste
Solid steel posts
All heavy gauge steel
CONTACT MORING DISPOSAL (815) 622-0500 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO ARRANGE FOR PICKUP OF THESE ITEMS.