OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--()--With the impending arrival of Hurricane Irene, the Employee-Owners at your local Ferrellgas propane office issue the following safety tips for residents and business that are propane users. It’s important for people who may be affected by the storm to prepare their indoor and outdoor propane systems for possible damage. Ferrellgas urges all propane users to take the following steps:
- If you have to evacuate your home due to a tropical storm, hurricane or flood, turn off the service valve on your propane container and the shutoff valve on all propane appliances.
- Secure propane equipment, tanks, and cylinders during a severe weather by tying them to stationary objects, or, if time allows it, contact your local propane service center to ask them to move your tank to higher ground.
- If your propane tank becomes dislodged or you believe there is a gas leak in your home, evacuate your house as soon as possible and contact your local fire department from a safe location.
- Use extreme caution when returning to your home after a tropical storm or hurricane, and contact your local propane service center to schedule a safety inspection.
For additional propane safety information, or for the contact information of your local Ferrellgas office, visit www.ferrellgas.com.