After the big storm, prevent additional damage by calling 811 before digging
In the aftermath of a devastating storm, the 811 call-before-you-dig service plays a critical role in protecting communities from accidentally damaging buried utility lines during an already stressful situation.
Safety should be the top priority for professional excavators, residents and business owners alike.
For clean-up that involves digging or removing trees or fences from the ground, the best way to avoid damaging underground utilities and risking injury or loss of service is to contact 811 a few days before digging to learn the approximate location of buried lines in your area. Disturbing a single utility line during hurricane clean up or any other time can lead to personal injury, penalties, repair costs, and expensive and inconvenient outages.