Stay in the car!
On a late wintry Saturday afternoon, Nick and Blake decided to take Nick’s car to a movie — despite falling snow and parental advice to stay home. Moments later, where the county road zigged and zagged a mile past their neighborhood, Nick’s car did neither. It slid straight off and bumped into an electric cooperative […]Read More
Tips for a safe holiday season!
Your friends at NineStar want you to have a happy — and safe — holiday season. Here are some easy ways to ensure you deck your halls free from fires, falls and fears. When putting up outdoor lights, fasten them securely to trees, your house, walls or another firm support. You want them to remain […]Read More
Be Safe Around Electricity When Moving Farm Equipment
With the arrival of harvest time, Indiana’s farmers are shifting into high gear as they move into their fields to bring in their crops. The increased activity puts farmers and farm workers at greater risk, warns Tommy Nance, Electric Operations Manager at NineStar Connect. “Combines and grain augers are large pieces of equipment,” says Nance. […]Read More
Drones Pose Electrical Safety Issues
Plug Into Safety The use of drones has increased rapidly in the past several years. Coming in various sizes ranging from hummingbird to bald eagle, these remote-controlled aircraft are being used in a vast number of ways by government, industries, commercial enterprises and hobbyists. Electric utilities have come to rely on drones to help inspect […]Read More
Surge Protector Safety
Nearby lightning strikes are most often associated with power surges in your home’s wiring that can damage electronics and appliances. But smaller power surges — voltage increases above the intended level in the flow of electricity — are far more common and can happen at any time of day, regardless of weather.Read More
Keep Metallic Balloons Inside
Now that summer is here and the pandemic, it’s hoped, is mostly behind us, folks are trying to get back to a sense of normalcy. Part of that may be hosting belated graduation open houses, wedding receptions, garage sales and other private or community gatherings that may have been postponed or are back on the schedule.Read More