Sarawak Energy urges public to be mindful of dangers of fallen power poles and lines

Fallen power line caused by strong winds and heavy rainfall

KUCHING, Sept 24: Sarawak Energy Berhad (Sarawak Energy) reminds the public to be cautious of fallen power poles and lines caused by strong winds and heavy rainfall in several parts of Sarawak.

“The public should stay clear of these fallen power poles and lines as they may still be energised or live at the time of the damage,” read a statement released by the power supply provider.

Sarawak Energy advised individuals who find any fallen high-tension electrical equipment including street lighting columns not to touch or remove the objects and keep a distance of at least 10 metres away from the site.

Fallen high-tension electrical equipment due to the current stormy conditions

It urged all members of the community to report such incidents for necessary safety precautions to be taken.

“The technical team of Sarawak Energy responsible for restoration of electricity supply during outages is on high alert to attend to these emergency situations caused by the bad weather to ensure quick and safe restoration to affected areas.

“Members of the public should immediately contact Sarawak Energy’s 24/7 Customer Care Centre at 1300 88 3111 or to report these incidents through Sarawak Energy’s mobile app SEB Cares.

“The information provided can expedite the safe removal of these electrical equipment as it poses safety hazards to the public,” Sarawak Energy added. — DayakDaily