Reporting Electrical Trouble
Storms will often bring power outages. When you experience a power outage:
- Check your fuses and breakers including the breaker on your yard pole.
- If your meter is blank check with your neighbor to see if their power is off as well.
- Call Southeast Electric at 406-775-8762 to report the outage. After hours on Monday through Thursday call Foreman, Jake Hammel at 406-581-0884 or Adam Kuntz at 406-941-0861 or William Kalstrom at 605-593-3533. Weekends and holidays all calls forward to the on-call lineman.
- We will ask your name, location and what time the power went off. Be prepared to report anything unusual along the line such as a broken wire, insulators or trees across the power line.
- Please do not report outages on Facebook as it is not monitored 24/7.
Do not try to make repairs. Downed power lines are dangerous because they may carry an electric current that can instantly cause injury or possibly death. Never touch the downed line or anything that may be in contact with it. Always treat a downed power line as if it were energized and remember that ANY contact with a power line is potentially deadly. Tell your children about the dangers of downed power lines.
If you are in a vehicle or tractor that comes in contact with a downed power line, STAY PUT! Call us on a cell phone or honk your horn and lower your window to alert passers-by. Caution them to stay away from the vehicle and ask them to call the power company. If you must leave the safety of your vehicle or tractor, remove all loose items' handbags, loose clothing, etc., jump clear, and avoid touching the car and the ground at the same time. Land with both feet as close together as possible, shuffle or "bunny hop" away from the vehicle.
Southeast Montana Outage Reporting
If you are a member of Southeast Electric Cooperative in Ekalaka Montana, please use this form to report an outage
CARTER COUNTY, POWDER RIVER COUNTY, CUSTER COUNTY, AND FALLON COUNTY, MONTANA
HARDING COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING