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SC Propane Gas Association gives propane tank safety tips for flood areas

Source: Georgetown County Emergency Management  Facebook Page Source: Georgetown County Emergency Management Facebook Page

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC ( WMBF) – As the water levels in rivers threaten to rise the SC Propane Gas Association wants to make sure customers using propane in their homes or businesses know the correct action to take if they have to evacuate.

Listed below are steps from the SC Propane Gas Association the Georgetown County Emergency Management posted on their Facebook page.

  1. Before you leave your property, turn off the main gas supply valve on your propane tank, if it is safe to do so. To close the valve, turn it to the right (clockwise).
  2. Turn off the gas supply valves located near individual indoor appliances. Consult your propane retailer to make sure you know where the actual valves are located and how to shut them off.
  3. If at all possible, contact your propane supplier and let them know that you are evacuating your property. This will alert them that there is a need for service after the flood waters subside.
  4. If you suspect any of your propane appliances, equipment, or vehicles have been under water or they have been damaged, or you have turned off your gas supply:
    • DO schedule a time for a qualified service technician to perform a complete inspection of your propane system. The technician can also perform a leak test on the system and re-light your pilot lights.
    • DO NOT use or operate appliances, equipment, or vehicles, or turn on the gas supply, until your system has been inspected by a qualified service technician.


For more information visit www.scpropane.com or call Corky Clark at (803) 865-2284.

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