Electrical equipment and wiring may not work properly and there may be fire and shock hazards because of exposure to moisture and pollutants in floodwater.

Safety Tips to Prepare for a Flood

More information on how to prepare if you leave your home due to flooding, as well as what to do when you return to your home after a flood, and safety tips for cleaning up wet and damp locations.

Repairs and Inspections After a Flood

Electrical equipment and wiring that has been exposed to water through flooding or fire fighting activities, may be dangerous if they are powered up without proper evaluation and reconditioning or replacement by qualified persons.  Electrical repairs may be needed, as a result of damage from flooding. There are some critical elements to ensure  electrical work is done legally and safely.

More about electrical repairs, permits and inspections.