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Peoples Gas

For Release: 04/18/2013

Peoples Gas Offers Natural Gas Safety Tips to Residents Affected by Flooding

CHICAGO - Peoples Gas said today that it is working closely with the City of Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) as they assess the situation caused by the heavy rains that have pelted the Chicagoland area the last two days.

The downpours have caused flooding in the backyards and basements of homeowners. Peoples Gas crews are on stand-by if gas service needs to be shut off to secure the safety of the neighborhoods and residents. Peoples Gas said residents who are experiencing flooding situations in their homes should follow these simple steps to keep their families safe:

Safety First. Don't step in floodwater. Do not go into your basement until your gas service and electricity have been turned off. Call the Peoples Gas 24-hour gas emergency number at 866-556-6002 to turn off your natural gas and ComEd at 1-800-EDISON-1 (1-800-334-7661) to disconnect power before entering a flooded basement.

Dry Up. Drain the area using a gasoline-powered water pump located outside your home, or an electric pump connected to an outside line.

Use Your Nose. If you smell natural gas, leave immediately. Don't operate gas or electric appliances. Call the Peoples Gas 24-hour gas emergency number at 866-556-6002 from your mobile phone or a neighbor's home.

Check It Out. Hire a qualified contractor to inspect appliances such as gas furnaces, water heaters and dryers. Peoples Gas can restore service to your home when these items have been inspected and are safe for you to use.

Peoples Gas will continue to work with city officials to monitor the flooding situation and its effect on the communities. Please visit our website at for updates.

About Peoples Gas

Peoples Gas, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG), is a regulated natural gas delivery company that serves approximately 829,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the city of Chicago. For more information about Peoples Gas, visit the company's website:

For More Information, Contact:

  • Bonnie Johnson (Media)
    Manager, Public Relations
    (312) 240-4567
    (312) 907-7333 (CELL)