HURRICANE: After The Storm
After the storm: When is it safe?
- Watch for downed power lines. Call 911 or FPL at 1-800-4OUTAGE to report fallen power lines that present a clear and imminent danger to you or others. DO NOT attempt to touch any power lines, and keep your family away from them. Always assume that every power line is energized.
- Stay away from standing water and debris, which could potentially conceal a live wire.
- DO NOT venture out in the dark because you might not see a downed power line that could be energized and dangerous.
- Turn off your circuit breakers, disconnect all electrical appliances that are still plugged in, and turn off all wall switches immediately. If your roof or windows leak, water in your walls and ceiling may come into contact with electrical wiring. Remember to never stand in water while operating switches or unplugging any electrical device.
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