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Cyclone safety advisory: Essential electricity tips

For assistance, reach out to regional control rooms

Update : 27 May 2024, 03:17 PM

As Bangladesh faces the impact of Cyclone Remal, the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources has urged everyone to follow these crucial electricity safety tips to stay safe:

Avoid downed lines: Do not touch fallen wires. Report them immediately to the nearest electricity office.

Report trees on lines: If you see trees or branches on power lines, notify the local electricity office. Contact numbers can be found on your electricity bill.

Stay away from poles and wires: Refrain from touching electric poles or wires during storms.

Meter safety: If your meter wire is damaged or touches your roof, report it without attempting to handle it yourself.

Volunteer help: Assist electricity workers if they need help during the disaster.

For assistance, call 16999 or reach out to the regional control rooms:

Rural Electrification Board: 01792-623467, 02-8900575

West Zone Power Distribution: Barishal: 01713-850218; Khulna: 01713-850211; Patuakhali: 01713-850219.

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