Severe Weather Safety

Severe weather can strike at any time, and Oklahoma Natural Gas encourages customers to be prepared for severe weather and natural disasters. Find information below regarding safety tips for before, during and after severe weather.

Before the storm

  • Check around your natural gas meter and remove any objects that could be blown into or against the meter by strong winds or pushed into the meter by heavy rain and flooding.
  • Remove any branches or other objects above the meter that could fall onto and damage the meter.

After the Storm

  • If you smell natural gas, usually described as a pungent, “rotten egg” odor, leave the area immediately. Use a phone at a safe distance away from the odor, and call 911 or 800-458-4251.
  • If your natural gas meter was turned off or your service was interrupted during the storm, call customer service to restore your service.
  • Do not attempt to turn your natural gas meter back on. Only a licensed service technician may perform this task.
  • Before you dig or begin debris cleanup, call 811 to locate underground natural gas pipelines and other utility lines.
  • If you are a customer of Oklahoma Natural Gas and your meter has been damaged, please call our emergency number at 800-458-4251.

We recommend that if you are concerned about the condition of piping within your home, please call a qualified service agent for an inspection.

If your natural gas meter was turned off or your service was interrupted during the storm, call customer service at 800-644-6453 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT to have your service restored.

Safety Note: Once your meter is turned off, only an Oklahoma Natural Gas technician may perform this task. DO NOT attempt to restore your own service. Before service can be restored, our technicians must check all visible and accessible natural gas appliances. 

Cleanup

  • During cleanup from storms, please be aware of your surroundings and be careful around natural gas meters and pipelines. Before you begin debris cleanup, please identify where your natural gas meter is so that you can avoid damaging it.
  • Before you do any digging, call 811 to locate underground natural gas pipelines and other utility lines.

To report a natural gas odor or emergency, leave the area immediately and then call 911 and 800-458-4251.