Understanding How Power Outages Occur

Aliya Khan By Aliya Khan, 28th Jun 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Damage to electrical equipment is not always obvious or immediate visible.

Understanding How Power Outages Occur

•Severe weather such as high winds which may blow tree limbs or entire trees onto the power lines, causing the lines to fall to the ground and possibly even break the lines and poles.

•Lightning strikes can hit our electrical equipment, causing you to lose power. Lightning can also strike trees, which may fall onto power lines and cause outages.

•Heavy rains can cause flooding in certain areas which in turn cause damage to both above-ground and underground electrical equipment. To prevent major damage to the equipment, our technicians may need to shut it down.

•Car accidents may sometimes result in broken poles, causing power lines to break or touch.

•Small animals sometimes climb onto certain pieces of equipment, such as transformers and fuses, causing the equipment to shut down.


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Aliya Khan is a natural home remedy expert. He broadcasts his thoughts and expertise to cure many health problems and diseases like Acne, Arthritis, Diabetes with natural herbal treatment.

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author avatar Prasul Surendran
30th Jun 2011 (#)

Yea true, its not so simple as it looks!

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