looding can pose many serious threats to you and your family. Among those threats is the risk of injury due to electrical shock. Follow these electrical safety tips to stay safe if flooding occurs in or around your home.
Tip 1: Avoid your basement and any rooms where water covers cords that are plugged in or electrical outlets.
Tip 2: Stay out of any area where you hear popping or crackling, or where you see sparks.
Tip 3: Stay away from any electrical devices or appliances that have water around them.
Tip 4: If it looks like your electrical box or meter might become submerged in water, call your utility company immediately.
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