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Flood Tips from Columbia Gas of Ohio

For Immediate Release

October 30, 2012



Ray Frank


Columbia Gas of Ohio offers tips

in the wake of Hurricane Sandy flooding

With the possibility of flooding due to Hurricane Sandy, Columbia Gas of Ohio offers several tips to ensure safety for those with natural gas appliances:

Columbia Gas customers that notice a strong gas odor, or if there is other evidence of a natural gas leak:

Following a flood:


In order to have service restored, areas in and around the affected units must provide a safe and healthy working environment for Columbia Gas representatives. This includes:

Customers may call the Columbia Gas emergency phone number at 1-800-344-4077 to report an emergency or schedule an appointment to have service restored.

Columbia Gasof Ohio safely delivers clean and efficient natural gas to approximately 1.4 million customers in 61 of Ohio’s 88 counties. With headquarters in Columbus, it is one of the seven energy distribution companies of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) and is the largest natural gas utility in the state. NiSource companies deliver energy to approximately 3.8 million customers located within the high-demand energy corridor stretching from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New
England. More information about Columbia Gas of Ohio is available at: ColumbiaGasOhio.com. Be sure to call 811 at least two business days before you dig. For information about natural gas safety and what to do if you suspect a gas leak, go to: www.safegasohio.org [1].

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