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When Storms Cause Electrical Problems

What Can I Do to get the Power Back On After a Storm? Storm Damaged Home Electrical Systems, Water and Flood Damaged Electrical Wiring.

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Storm Damaged Electrical Systems
  Electrical Question: What can I do to get the power back on after a storm?

A storm came through yesterday and tripped a number of circuit breakers. I reset all of the breakers, 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 question came from Sesha, a Homeowner in Houston, Texas.

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

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2 Responses to “When Storms Cause Electrical Problems”

    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.

    • 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.

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