Heavy rains often cause flooding in lowland areas, homes, and basements. The prospect of an electrical accident is probably not top of mind when you’re dealing with a flooded basement, room, or even outdoors. However, it is the first thing you should think of before you step foot in the water.
Safe Electricity reminds everyone to be alert to electrical equipment that could be energized and in contact with water, with other potential hazards that create a serious danger of electrocution. Cleaning up and using water-damaged appliances carry safety risks. Safe Electricity urges parents and other caregivers to make sure children are also aware of these hazards.