What to do in a power outage

The severe storm season is already here bringing with it occasional power outages. Remember that when there is a power outage Brecksville residents should call the Illuminating Company directly at 1-800-589-3101 or 1-888-544-4877. They are the experts at getting you back on line.

Residents are asked to refrain from calling the Brecksville Police Department or 911. An influx of power outage calls prevents the dispatcher from receiving and processing true emergency calls as rapidly as possible. Imagine if your home were hit by lightning causing a fire. Then imagine if the dispatcher were not able to get to your call immediately because of calls saying, “My power is off.”

The city requests that residents exercise good judgment when the power goes out. ∞