Safety tips for springtime, stormy weather

Apr 04, 2024

More about springtime safety … This week, GRDA shares more electrical safety tips to keep in mind during the spring season.

Sunshine, rain, high winds, tornados, hail, thunder and lightning.

It may look like a list of different types of weather conditions but in Oklahoma, we all know it could simply be the events of one single day. With the arrival of spring, so comes the arrival of spring weather to our state, meaning that storms will most likely be included in the mix.

The Grand River Dam Authority has over 1,200 miles of powerlines in the state and generates electricity that is delivered to customers all across Oklahoma. Because of that, there are members of the GRDA team that always keep a close eye on the weather; especially during the stormy season. There are also employees always prepared to respond to areas where high winds, tornados or lightning may have caused damage to our system.

Homeowners should also take extra precautions. There are tips you should keep in mind on a warm spring day when you are working and playing outside, or on a stormy spring day, when weather conditions keep you indoors. In either case, GRDA takes this opportunity to pass along a few seasonal electric tips from the Electric Safety Foundation International (

These are just a few of the tips you should keep in mind as you plan your springtime outdoor activities.

GRDA is Oklahoma’s largest public power electric utility; fully funded by revenues from electric and water sales instead of taxes. Each day, GRDA strives to be an “Oklahoma agency of excellence” by focusing on the 5 E’s: electricity, economic development, environmental stewardship, employees, and efficiency.