When water makes contact with electrical systems, there is a risk of electric shock that could seriously injure or kill you. These safety steps could save your life, or the lives of first responders and utility people working in the area.
If flooding has occurred
Be careful! Electricity can move through water or wet flooring and cause a severe electrical shock.
- Do not enter your basement if the water is above the level of electrical outlets, baseboard heaters or furnace, or is near your electrical panel;
- Call Tillsonburg Hydro Inc. (519-842-9200) immediately if the water has risen above outlets, baseboard heaters or your furnace, covers power cords, or is near the electrical panel so that we can disconnect the power, and;
- Watch out for downed powerlines in flood-affected areas. If you see one, stay back the length of a school bus (10 metres). Call 9-1-1 and report it.
Has a recent flood damaged your electrical system? Hire a Licensed Electrical Contractor to check your home’s electrical system and make any necessary repairs.