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When Storms Cause Electrical Problems

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Storm Damaged Home Electrical Systems: Water and Flood Damaged Electrical Wiring, A storm came through yesterday and tripped a number of circuit breakers. I reset all of them, but several of the GFCI outlets are still not working.

Dealing With Storm Damaged Electrical Systems

  Electrical Question: A storm came through yesterday and tripped a number of circuit breakers. I reset all of them, but several of the GFCI outlets are still not working.

Is there something else I can do short of replacing the outlets?
Thanks, Sesha

This electrical repair question came from: Sesha, a Homeowner from Houston, Texas, USA.

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

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2 Responses to “When Storms Cause Electrical Problems”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Richard, the auto-recloser is designed to protect the equipment against damage including lightning strikes however it too can become damaged. The equipment should be checked for voltage leakage to earth ground as well.


    My auto-recloser opens as well as at the nearest control room anytime it rains and the thunder strikes.what could be the problem.what must i do to avert this situation,since my customers are now becoming impatient with this phenomenon.