Do not report an electrical emergency by email. To report an electrical emergency, please call TCED at (812) 547-3411. This number is answered 24 hours a day.
Never, under any circumstances, go near a downed power line or anything that is in contact with the line. It is very possible that the line could be energized, and there is absolutely no way for you to tell the difference. Remember, too, the line can become energized at any time.
If you are in a vehicle that hits a pole and wires fall on your vehicle, stay inside and ask someone to call 911 for fire and police rescue first, then the electric utility for for assistance. Unless your life is threatened by severe injury or fire, you should remain in your car until a utility representative tells you it is safe to leave. If you must leave, however, jump completely clear of the vehicle, never touching the vehicle and the ground at the same time. Land with your feet together and be careful to maintain your balance.
When someone receives an electric shock, their breathing and heartbeat could stop. Shocks can also burn skin, nerves, tissue and muscles inside the body. Do not touch the person or attempt to move them. Turn off the main power source and call 911.
Tell City Electric Department 601 Main St. P.O. Box 9 Tell City, IN 47586 Tel: 812-547-3411