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10 Insane Safety Tips to Survive Fall Festivities – You Won’t Believe Tip #7!

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10 Insane Safety Tips to Survive Fall Festivities – You Won’t Believe Tip #7!

Keep Fall Festivities Fun by Observing Safety Tips

11/06/2023

NEW ORLEANS – As the hot summer days give way to crisp, cool mornings, it’s time to embrace fall festivities. However, it’s crucial to prioritize safety during this season of change. By following a few important precautions, you can ensure a fun-filled autumn without any injuries.

Keep Safety First with Home Projects

Fall offers the perfect opportunity to tidy up and prepare your property for winter. Whether you’re cleaning up fallen leaves, trimming trees, or performing other maintenance tasks, it’s important to exercise caution and be aware of overhead power lines. Position ladders away from wires to prevent trimmings from falling onto them. If you encounter downed wires, always assume they are energized and call 1-800-ENTERGY for assistance. Additionally, remember to call 811 before digging to prevent utility service disruptions in your neighborhood.

When performing maintenance activities that involve ladders, both indoors and outdoors, ensure you wear proper footwear, place the ladder on a flat surface, and have someone nearby to spot you.

Daylight Saving Time Ends November 5

As we set our clocks back on Sunday, November 5, it’s important to be alert to the reduced hours of daylight. Keep an eye out for children going to and from school buses in the mornings and evenings to ensure their safety. Avoid distractions while driving and follow the additional safety tips recommended by the National Association for Pupil Transportation. This is also an ideal time to check the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as ensure that every home has a functioning carbon monoxide detector.

Stay Cozy with These Indoor Tips

Candles can create a warm ambiance during autumn evenings, but never leave them burning unattended. Even the smallest spark or flame can quickly ignite a fire. When using space heaters, exercise caution and keep them at least three feet away from draperies, rugs, and furniture. It’s advisable to have gas or electric furnaces serviced by a certified technician for safety and efficiency. Similarly, if you have a wood-burning stove or fireplace, make sure to have your chimney professionally cleaned before the first fire to prevent smoke leakage and potential fires. Regularly replace air filters and clear debris from both indoor and outdoor HVAC units to ensure optimal performance throughout all seasons. Lastly, don’t let the cooling weather make you complacent about hurricane preparedness. Develop a plan and create an emergency kit well in advance.

About Entergy Louisiana

Entergy Louisiana, LLC provides electric service to more than 1 million customers in 58 parishes and natural gas service to over 94,000 customers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

About Entergy New Orleans

Entergy New Orleans, LLC is an electric and gas utility serving Louisiana’s Orleans Parish. The company supplies electricity to more than 209,000 customers and natural gas to over 110,000 customers.

Both companies are subsidiaries of Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company engaged in electric power production, transmission, and retail distribution operations. With headquarters in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy delivers electricity to 3 million utility customers across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Equipped with a large-scale power generating fleet producing approximately 30,000 megawatts, including 7,000 megawatts of nuclear power, Entergy prioritizes clean energy. The company has annual revenues of $10 billion and employs around 12,000 individuals.

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