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Utilities Planning

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During an emergency, it may become necessary to turn off the utilities at your home or business.

Before an emergency:

  • Locate the electric, gas and water shut-off valves.
  • Keep necessary tools near gas and water shut-off valves.
  • Teach family members how to turn off utilities.

Note: If you turn the gas off, a professional must turn it back on. Do not attempt to do this yourself.