Electric Safety Tips
  • Be careful of metal fences. Fallen power lines may have energized them.
  • Be careful when cutting or clearing fallen trees. They may have power lines tangled in them.
  • Do not connect your power generator directly to your home's main fuse box or circuit panel. Limit the number of appliances you use to no more than the recommended wattage of the generator. 

Water and electricity are a dangerous combination. Below is a list of flood safety tips that should be followed by people returning to a flooded home. Never compromise on electrical safety.

  • If the water has risen above the electrical outlets in the home, contact a licensed electrician before turning on the main circuit breaker or trying to restore power.
  • Allow all electrical appliances and electronic equipment, once submerged in water, to dry thoroughly for at least one week. Then have them checked by a qualified repairperson before turning them on. Attempting to repair a flood-damaged appliance could result in electrical shock or death.
  • If the outside unit of an air conditioning system has been under water, mud and water may have accumulated in the controls. Attempting to restart it could result in further damage and costly repairs. Have the unit checked by a qualified air conditioning technician.