Severe Weather Safety
Be Safe, Not Sorry, When Severe Weather Threatens.
When severe weather threatens your community, the well-trained professionals at Virginia Natural Gas are ready. Our employees participate in severe weather drills, and their training prepares them so that your home and business will have safe, reliable natural gas service. In times of bad weather, here is what you need to know about your natural gas service:
- During severe weather, DO NOT turn the natural gas off to your home or business, even if evacuated.
- If you smell natural gas, immediately leave the house and call our 24-hour emergency response line, at 1-877-572-3342.
- NEVER try to identify the source of a natural gas leak yourself.
- After severe weather, if a natural gas meter is damaged by fallen debris or is under water or you do not have gas service, immediately report it by calling our 24-hour emergency response line at 1-877-572-3342.
More Severe Weather Tips
No Power? No Problem!
When severe weather hits and you lose power for days or even weeks, natural gas appliances
like water heaters and ranges still work. And for the best defense against power outages, we recommed a natural gas generator
. You'll have enough power to run all of your appliances and even your air conditioning. Fueled continually by natural gas, most generators are fully automatic. Within seconds of an outage, the unit comes on, supplies power, and switches off when power returns.
Contact our Energy Connection Center to learn more:
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