If You Evacuate

It's important to protect your meter and keep it clear from debris. These tips can help prevent your natural gas appliances and gas pipeline from being damaged and ensure your meter is read accurately.

Before You Evacuate

We recommend protecting your gas meter and natural gas appliances by following these safety tips before evacuating your home.

  • Turn off electrical power to each appliance and leave it off.
  • Call Columbia Gas at 1-800-525-8222 to have your service shut off.
  • Once the natural gas is shut off at the meter, do not try to turn it back on. Only a certified gas technician can turn the gas on safely.