Is your home ready to receive power?
You can determine if your home is ready to receive power when crews arrive ... or if you need to call an electrician for repairs ahead of time.
If your home is served by overhead power lines
If your home is served by overhead power lines, look at the metal pipe above your electric meter where the power line is or would connect to your house. This is called the weatherhead and it is part of your home wiring system.
If you see damage to the weatherhead or the metal meter box, call a licensed electrician for repairs before you receive power. There could be damage to the power line to your home, the meter box or the equipment carrying the wire to your meter. Ask your electrician to provide their state license and Certificate of Competency number, for your protection. Once repairs are made, FPL will handle repairs to the meter. Or, if FPL crews are in the area, they can advise you what is needed.
If your home is served by underground power lines
If your home is served by underground lines, look at the metal meter box and the pipe that extends down into the ground.
If you see any damage, you may need to call a licensed electrician.
If the meter is damaged
If there is damage to the FPL meter itself, utility crews will repair or replace it.
Visual inspection—Be careful
We want you and your family to be safe before and after a hurricane. Please be very careful when making a visual inspection of your home.
- Do not touch any electrical equipment or power lines around the electrical equipment.
- If the weatherhead appears bent or loose, an electrician will need to make an inspection and repairs because FPL crews are not permitted to work on the weatherhead or other parts of your home’s wiring.