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Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment:

Electrical wiring and equipment exposed to flood waters can be extremely dangerous if reenergized without replacement or reconditioning. Initially it may not be apparent but the integrity of the electrical system and its components have been severely impaired, jeopardizing the safe electrical wiring system due to contaminations and sediment lodged in the equipment along with the corrosive action that will develop. This will also be true in a high humidity area that exists when flood waters are in a building.

The following policy has been adopted by the North Dakota State Electrical Board on: