If your house floods during a power cut:
- do not enter the flooded basement or cellar unless you are sure that the current is switched off;
- before using appliances, check circuit breakers, fuse boxes, sockets and distribution panels and, if necessary, get them cleaned by an electrician.
If in doubt, call an electrician.
Waste water safety
In many buildings, waste water or drainage water is drained into the sewer system by means of pumps.
If a power cut is accompanied by heavy rain (extreme weather), drain water can no longer be drained into the sewer system.
Basements are therefore at risk of flooding.