Flood Safety 
Electrical Safety Advice 
 
  • In the event of flooding, Ameren will turn off electrical power to a home or business at the request of a customer. Contact Ameren to have the power turned off when flood waters are likely to reach the main electrical panel box.
      
  • Please be aware, your power may be turned off at the request of local authorities when flood waters threaten a community.
      
  • If an electrical appliance has been in contact with water, have a professional electrician or appliance repair person check it first. Often, appliances must be repaired or replaced when they have been in contact with flood water. 
      
  • Never enter a flooded basement or other flooded areas where water may be in contact with electrical wiring, appliances or other electrical devices.
      
  • Never operate electrical appliances or devices or touch electrical switches, outlets or cords if you are standing in water or are on a wet surface, or if you are wet.
      
  • Under no circumstances should you attempt to turn off power at the main electrical panel box if you must stand in water or even on a wet floor to do so.
      
  • Keep all electric-powered tools and equipment at least 10 feet away from water and wet surfaces. Do not use electric tools and equipment outdoors if the ground is wet. 
      
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