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Outlets Stopped After Heavy Rains

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

When Electrical Outlets Stop Working: Storm related problems with electrical systems may be easy to fix, or may require an electrical repair job.

What to Check When Outlets Stop Working

Electrical Question: have outside outlets that have stopped working after our recent heavy rains.

This electrical troubleshooting question came from: Doug, a Handyman from San Antonio, TX

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical repair question Doug.

When Electrical Outlets Stop Working

Storm related problems with electrical systems may be easy to fix, or may require an electrical repair job.


  1. First make sure the breaker has been turned all the way off and then back on.
  2. Being that these are outside outlets they are required to be GFCI protected.
  3. I would double check all the exterior outlets and look for one that may be a GFI outlet.
  4. It seems very possible that this may be the case especially when you had this happen after the heavy rains.

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