What is the number one cause of power outages during a storm?
The answer is downed trees! In strong winds, a tall tree can catch the wind like a giant sail, be uprooted, and come crashing down on power lines.
That's why we want to remind you to make sure trees that are near power lines are always properly pruned.
Meanwhile, while you're at it, we also want to remind you to keep the trees along the roadways properly trimmed. Any canopy that overhangs the street needs to provide at least 14 feet of clearance above the roadway.