What to do If....

You see or suspect an emergency or threatening situation
If you sense any type of situation that you may think constitutes an emergency situation, such as, but not limited to, sink holes, downed power/cable lines, suspicious people, accidents, strong gas odors (see below), flooding, fallen trees, etc. please make sure you and those around you are safe and then call 911 immediately.

911 is monitored 24/7 and the responder will have the best means to contact the proper authorities depending on the situation. Even if the situation is non-life threatening but still emergent, please call 911 for the most immediate response.  Social media outlets are not continually monitored by emergency officials which could lead to a likely delay in getting assistance.

You smell natural gas

There are a number of steps you should take if you think you smell gas.

If you smell gas inside, get out immediately and call 911.

If you suspect a leak outside, turn off and abandon any motorized equipment you might be using.

What To Do:

  • Leave the area quickly.
  • Warn others to stay away from the area.
  • From a safe place, call 911.
  • Remain outside until we can send someone to check on the source of the odor.
  • An odor of gas outside your home should be reported just as you would report an inside odor. Gas leaks from service lines could migrate into your home through walls or drain lines.

What Not To Do:

  • Don't light a match or candle, or operate anything that could cause a spark, including cell phones, lights, appliances, flashlights, power tools, etc. Don't open the windows and doors in an attempt to ventilate.
  • Don't try to find the leak yourself or operate pipeline valves.

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Emergency Number: 1-888-460-4332