Quick Start Guide Electric Utilities


Incidents • A 14-foot, 10-horsepower motorboat entering an area clearly posted as dangerous capsized with two people aboard when nearby hydroelectric turbines automatically began to operate. One person survived by clinging to a nearby rock; the other drowned. • Three people aboard a 15-foot, 65-horsepower motorboat were fishing in the spillway area of a dam, despite the large signs posted on and below the dam warning boaters to stay clear of the area. The boat drifted too close to the dam discharge area, where it was caught in the heavy turbulence. The boat crashed into the dam and capsized, drowning all three occupants. These incidents highlight the importance of utility Public Safety Communications Programs.


Developing a Public Safety Communications Program

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