NEMEPA Encourages Playing Safely

North East Mississippi Electric Power Association (NEMEPA) and other utilities are reminding players of Pokemon Go to stay away from electric substations, power plants, and other electric equipment. The new smartphone-based reality game sends players to real world places to “catch” Pokemon.

Pokemon turn up everywhere-from grocery stores to hospitals. But they’re also appearing at electric substations, drawing players into dangerous situations. Remember these important electrical safety tips from NEMEPA as you try to #CatchEmAll:

*Never touch electric equipment, including transformers and power lines.
*Never touch a downed power line. Assume all lines are energized and dangerous.
*Never climb utility poles.
*Never enter an electric substation.

Good luck and safe hunting from your friends at NEMEPA.

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