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Propane safety advised for Georgetown residents

(Source: Georgetown County Emergency Management) (Source: Georgetown County Emergency Management)

GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) - Georgetown residents in flood-affected areas who have propane tanks or propane appliances, equipment or vehicles are advised to practice caution.

If the propane tank is on and your property was affected by flooding, turn the tank off and secure it if possible.

If tanks that use propane have been under water or damaged or if you have turned off your gas supply, contact your service provider.

The Georgetown County Emergency Management said, do not use or operate equipment or turn on the gas supply until the system has been inspected by qualified service technicians. Technicians can also perform a leak test on the system and re-light pilot lights.

If possible, make sure propane tanks are secured and contact the provider before connecting anything to a propane tank. Contact your provider with any questions. 

Anyone who observes floating propane tanks should report them to the Georgetown County Disaster Call Center, (843) 545-3273.

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