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              Smell of Gas

              Learn how to recognize the signs of a gas leak, act fast, and be prepared for an emergency. If you suspect a gas leak, keep yourself safe. Smell. Leave. Tell.

              This important information is also available as a safety flyer. Esta información de seguridad para el gas natural está disponible en español.

              Suspect A Gas Leak? Use Your Senses

              See

               

              See

              A white cloud, mist or fog, bubbles in still water, blowing dust, or dead or dying plants.

              Smell

               

              Smell

              A distinct rotten egg-like odor.

              Hear

               

              Hear

              Unusual hissing, roaring or whistling.

              If you suspect a leak, do ...

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              Leave
              Immediately move to a safe location. Don't start your car, as a spark could ignite.

              Call 911

              Tell 911
              Call 911. Don't assume someone else made the call. Report your location, including cross streets, and whether there's digging nearby.

              If you suspect a leak, Don't ...

              Don't

              • Smoke.
              • Light a match.
              • Open doors or windows.
              • Use your landline or cell phone.
              • Switch on/off appliances.
              • Use a flashlight.
              • Start a car.
              • Attempt to make repairs.
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