IPL encourages customers to be weather ready during Severe Weather Awareness Week
March 19, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis Power & Light
Company (IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), is encouraging
customers to plan for emergency situations during Severe Weather Awareness
Week, which is March 19-24. The goal of this week is to better educate people
about the hazards of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, and to help everyone
be prepared when severe weather occurs.
As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, the state of Indiana will
participate in a statewide tornado drill and test its Emergency Alert System
(EAS) on Tuesday, March 20 at 10:15 a.m. Schools, businesses, and households
are encouraged to practice their tornado drills and emergency plans at this
What can IPL customers do during Severe Weather Awareness Week?
- Build a Storm Kit. Ensure
you gather enough essentials for at least 72 hours and include items such
as necessary medicine, water, nonperishable food, flashlight, first aid
items, spare clothing, phone chargers, battery-operated radio and extra
batteries. Be sure each member of your household knows where the emergency storm kit is
- Develop an Emergency Plan. Do
you know what you would do if you lost power for an extended period of
time? Have a plan to move yourself and your family – especially those with
special medical needs – to an alternate location. Each person living in
your household should know where to meet, how you will contact each other
and what to do in different scenarios. Learn more about how to form an IPL
- Stay Connected. Bookmark
Information Center on your mobile device for quick and easy access to
report outages, view our outage map, safety tips and more.
- Be safe around power lines. Put safety first, and never touch or go near a downed power line.
Always assume it’s energized and STAY AWAY. Keep children and pets away
and report it online or call 317.261.8111. If the situation is an
emergency, such as a fire, call 911 immediately.
IPL encourages customers to be weather aware and prepared all year long.
For more information about staying safe during severe weather events, visit IPLpower.com.
About Indianapolis Power & Light Company and AES.
Power & Light Company (IPL), an AES Company, provides retail electric
service to more than 490,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers
in Indianapolis, as well as portions of other Central Indiana communities
surrounding Marion County. During its long history, IPL has supplied its
customers with some of the lowest-cost, most reliable power in the country. For
more information about the company, please visit www.IPLpower.com or connect with us at www.twitter.com/IPLpower, www.facebook.com/IPLpower or www.linkedin.com/company/IPLpower.
The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power
company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 15 countries
through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and
renewable generation facilities. Our workforce is committed to operational
excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2017
revenues were $11 billion and we own and manage $33 billion in total
assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow
AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.
Indianapolis Power & Light Company
Office: 317.829.7737, Media Hotline: 317.261.5905