NO Red Flag Warnings are in effect for Tanner service areas
What is a Red Flag Warning?
The National Weather Service is responsible for issuing any Red Flag Warnings. Wildland conditions changed rapidly in August. In response to the red flag warnings, Tanner Electric set its lines to high sensitivity to ensure the safe operation of the system. During a Red Flag Warning, the TEC lines are set at higher sensitivity, and outages can occur more easily. That’s why it’s important to remain prepared for summer outages, just as you would for winter.
During Red Flag Warnings, outage times can be significantly extended. Per the TEC Fire Mitigation Plan, we will dispatch personnel as usual. However, crews can only re-energize overhead lines patrolled during DAYLIGHT hours. If an outage happens after sunset, Tanner may not restore power until sunrise.
Defensible space is an important step members can take to protect homes and property. This buffer between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs or surrounding wildland areas can slow or stop the spread of wildfire. One question we’ve received from members is whether a red flag warning has been issued. The best way to stay in the know is to sign up for alerts from the National Weather Service: public.alertsense.com/signup
For more information on Wildfire Safety and Emergency Preparedness, visit https://www.redcross.org/get-help.html There, you will find tips on everything from building an emergency kit to creating defensible space around your home and structures.