Electrical systems- A message from the NJ DCA PDF Print E-mail

The NJ Department of Community Affairs has issued the following guidance for use in addressing electrical systems in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy:


Panel underwater 

o Pull the meter 

o Clean and dry all breakers and bus bar 

o Reinstall breakers necessary for temporary occupancy and restoration

o Within 90 days, all breakers and bus bar must be replaced. In lieu of replacement,

the bus bar may be certified by a licensed electrical contractor 


Wiring underwater

o If undamaged, no replacement is necessary 


Other equipment and outlets (receptacles, lighting, switches, alarms, etc.) underwater

o Within 90 days, all other equipment and outlets must be replaced