Storm Safety

Storm Safety Tips
During recent rainstorms, heavy rains and strong winds caused much damage. Roseville Firefighters remind you to keep your family’s safety in mind before venturing out in a storm:
  • Do not underestimate the depth of floodwaters. Even a few inches of standing water can stall your engine and leave you stranded.
  • Assume all downed wires are electrically charged. Contact Xcel Energy at 1-800-895-1999 or call 911 to report downed lines.
  • To report downed trees or other storm damage on public property in Roseville, contact Roseville Public Works at 651-792-7004 during business hours. Evenings or weekends call 651-767-0640.
  • During a power failure, be careful using candles. Do not leave the candle unattended. A breeze could cause curtains or paper to come into contact with the flame and start a fire.
  • Do not use fuel-powered generators in your home or garage. Carbon monoxide fumes are odorless and can accumulate quickly.
  • When using generators, use the appropriate size power cords to carry the electrical load. Undersized cords can overload and cause a fire.
  • If your house becomes flooded, appliances exposed to water can be a shock and fire hazard. Contact an electrician to inspect the appliances to see if they can be salvaged.