If you were cooking when the power went out, turn off the stove, oven or other cooking appliances right away. Also turn off any other appliances. Downed powerlines and flooding create electrical hazards in and around your home. Remember to stay back at least 10 metres (or the length of a school bus) from a downed powerline and call 9-1-1 and Lakeland Power immediately to report it. Stay out of your basement if flood water is higher than the electrical outlets, baseboard heaters, furnace or near the electrical panel. Call your local electric utility immediately to have power disconnected.