Residential and business damage following Hurricane Ian

October 4, 2022 – Hurricane Ian ravaged SWFL. Our thoughts and hearts are with all of those who were impacted by this unprecedented storm. As you begin to inspect your home, use caution and be aware of possible downed power lines. Visually inspect the electric facilities that bring power into your home or business. This includes the weather head, the riser conduit that covers the wires, and the meter can. If there is damage, you must contact a licensed electrician to make repairs. If water has entered the home through flooding or rainwater seeping into the walls around electric wiring, a licensed electrician should inspect to determine potential damage.

It is important to remember that:

  • Restoring power to damaged facilities could cause a fire.
  • Once repaired, your system must be inspected by local government officials before power can be restored.
  • LCEC repairs damage to the electric grid facilities and electric meters. Customers are responsible for repairs to the meter box, including pipes and wires coming into and out of the box as well as the house.
  • If your home or business has structural damage or water intrusion, turn off your electricity at the breaker panel.

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