Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The Westport Building Department has issued the following statement for homeowners regarding power restoration:
If your electrical service was damaged by a fallen tree on your own property, you should call your own Connecticut-licensed electrician and have any damage down the side of the house inspected and repaired if necessary.
The electrician should then contact the Westport Building Department and we will contact the power company to authorize them to re-energize your service. Do not go near any downed wires assumed to be dead, they may become energized at any moment.
If your home sustained water damage affecting the electrical system including the circuit breaker panel, electric appliances, or outlets you should contact an electrician to evaluate your wiring prior to the power company activating your neighborhood.
Sometimes just switching off affected circuits is sufficient, however, in worse cases; the main breaker should be switched off until repairs can be made.
Please direct questions to the Westport Building Department at (203) 341-5025.
Posted 08/31/11 at 02:30 PM Permalink