The Electrical Safety Foundation warns consumers to beware of electrical dangers associated with downed power lines, portable electric generators and electrical wiring or appliances that have been wet.
Stay away from downed power lines, do not touch or drive over them.
Watch out for flooded areas, submerged outlets or power lines can energize the water and pose a threat.
Do not use electrical wiring or equipment that has been wet.
Contact a qualified service repair dealer to recondition electrical equipment; a licensed electrician can inspect electrical systems.
During electrical storms, do not use corded telephones except for emergencies.
Don’t leave your pets chained outside during a thunderstorm because they can become a victim to lightning strikes.