a rainy, windy night, and just as you are getting ready for bed the
electricity in your home goes off. It's possible a tree is at fault.
Many power outages are caused when tree branches fall onto power
lines. Safety devices then shut off electricity to the lines. Electricity
will go off in any homes or businesses served by the power lines
until the electric utility can remove the branch and fix the lines.
Why does the electricity get shut off? If it weren't, electricity
could travel from the power line and through the tree branch. Anyone
that touches the tree, the power line, or even the ground nearby
would be badly hurt or killed.
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What's So Dangerous About
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