As the recovery process heads into high gear, Bluffton Fire District responders are advising residents to emphasize safety during cleanup and restoration of power.
Many are simple common sense — flip-flops and shorts are not proper attire for operating a chainsaw! — but worth a common-sense review.
Rule One: Ask yourself if the activity you're about to undertake can get someone hurt. If it can, don’t do it.
Protect eyes and hands when using a chainsaw, and don't cut toward yourself or anyone else. Remember gravity, too — whatever gets cut will fall.
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State law mandates that inoperable stoplights be treated as a four-way stop. Show patience.
If power has not been restored, unplug items that could get damaged by an electrical surge. If it’s easier, you also can turn off breakers to protect them.
A burn ban currently is in effect for the entire state. Pile debris in a safe place and contact authorities to have it removed, or to find out when the ban might be lifted.
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