Is your home ready to receive power?
This information can help you determine whether your home will be ready to receive power when crews arrive, or if you need to call an electrician for repairs.
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 connects to your house. This pipe, called the weatherhead, is part of your home wiring system.
If you see damage to the weatherhead or the metal meter box, you’ll need help from a licensed electrician before you can 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. For your protection, ask your electrician to provide their state license and Certificate of Competency number. Once those repairs are made, FPL will handle repairs to the meter.
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 down 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.
- If the weatherhead appears bent or loose, you’ll need to call a licensed electrician for repairs. (FPL crews are not permitted to work on the weatherhead or other parts of your home’s wiring.)