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Seven Steps to Restore Power After a Flood

Wednesday, September 27, 2017  
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By EHS Today

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have left trails of devastation throughout Texas, Florida and many Southeastern states, bringing heavy rains, storm surges and flash flooding. Now, as evacuated residents are beginning to return to their houses, repairing and restoring electrical systems is paramount to getting their lives back to normal.

"If a house has flooded, an electrical system should be thoroughly checked and repaired by a professional electrician," says Warren Tarbell, president of the Nonconductive Tool Company, the maker of Voltclaw nonconductive pliers. "However, homeowners with a background in electrical work can perform minor repairs if they follow important safety steps."

 

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