As Missouri's largest electric distribution cooperative, CREC provides a safe and dependable supply of electricity and related services to more than 68,000 members in our community. We understand the responsibility we have as an electric distribution cooperative and recognize safety as one of our core values.
Knowing what to do Indoor and outdoor electric safety tips Severe weather tips Generator safety tips
Knowing what to do in an electrical emergency can mean the difference between life and death. Each year in the United States, hundreds of people are killed and more than 10,000 people are injured by electricity incidents in the home. At work, electricity causes more than 300 deaths each year. Most electrical injuries can be avoided by taking the time to learn some safety skills.
Whether it's how to safely use extension cords or how to prevent electric shock near boats and docks, these tips can help you avoid potentially hazardous situations.
CREC's service area is within a region prone to thunderstorms and other severe weather conditions, such as high winds, tornadoes, and flash floods. When you know the risks and what actions to take, you can better protect your family and property.
Because severe weather can cause extensive damage to power lines and extended power failure results, portable and standby generators can be great emergency resources. Learn how generators must be connected safely and used properly.