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Use caution in flooded basements

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

The heavy rains have left a lot of people with flooded basements. We want to remind people of potential dangers before tackling that mess.

First, shut off power to all basement appliances.

Don't touch circuit breakers, fuses or operation switches while standing in water.

Fishing waders, rubber boots and rubber gloves will not protect you from electrical shock.

If any appliances or electrical equipment are wet, have an electrician inspect them before using them.

And do not turn the power back on until the basement is dry.

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