|Winter Survival Kit • Electric Tips
| County’s Ordinance
According to St. Louis County Bill #88, 2004; Ordinance #21801, 2004.
According to the City of University City Municipal Code: Chapter 10.40 Stopping, Standing or Parking Generally.
10.40.020 Stopping, standing and parking prohibited in specified places – Exceptions
|Tips from Laclede Gas
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| Winter Survival Kit
If you’ve ever been caught in your car during severe winter weather, you know the importance of a winter survival kit. Even if you have a cellular phone, you may have to wait until help arrives. Some items you should include in a winter survival kit to keep in your vehicle:
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| Safety Tips for Turkey Fryers
With cooler temperatures and Thanksgiving just around the corner your firefighters want to remind you of several safety tips for preventing fires and burns when using turkey fryers. With the growing popularity of turkey fryers there have been many incidents that involved fires and burns associated with turkey fryers. The following are the most common scenarios involving turkey fryers:
There is also a risk of injury resulting from splashing due to the cooking of partially frozen turkeys. Thoroughly thaw and dry your turkey before cooking in hot oil. Several incidents have occurred when partially frozen turkeys, chicken wings or potatoes were added to hot oil in a turkey fryer.
To help make sure your dinner is a safe one your firefighters recommend you follow the following safety guidelines:
| Ameren offers electric safety pointers
July 20, 2006
Watch out for downed wires. If you see a fallen or sagging wire, assume that it is still energized and dangerous. Electric power lines can carry power even after being knocked to the ground. Stay away and warn others to do the same.
Pull some plugs. Turn off or disconnect the refrigerator, freezer, television, air conditioner and other major appliances that would go on automatically when the power is restored. This precaution will avoid overloading a circuit when power comes back on – and the chance of a second interruption. After power is restored, turn them on one at a time.
Flip a switch. Turn one or two light switches on so you will know when your service is restored.
Keep your home as cool as possible: During the heat of the day, avoid activities that would add heat and humidity to your home. For maximum efficiency and comfort, position the a battery-operated fan to blow air out of the house during daylight hours and pull cooler air into the house after dark. For a window fan to work properly there should always be another window open in the area the fan is meant to ventilate.
There are also some steps you can take during and after a storm to ensure the safety of your family, home and pets.
Keep your food cold. Resist the urge to peek in on the refrigerator and freezer. Food will stay cold or frozen longer if the appliance stays closed.
Use caution with your food. Check with your local health department and remember the rule, “When in doubt, throw it out!” The University of Illinois Extension Service says these foods should be discarded after four hours without power:
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