Shutting off Your Electricity in an Emergency
Always know in advance where your electricity panel is located in case of emergency.
How to shut off the electricity:
If your house has fuses - You will find a knife switch handle or pullout fuse that should be marked ‘MAIN.’ Remove all of the small fuses first, then remove the ‘MAIN’ fuse.
If your house has circuit breakers – Open the metal door of the breaker box to reveal the circuit breakers. The main breaker should be clearly marked showing ‘ON’ and ‘OFF’ positions. Turn off all the small breakers first, then shut off the ‘MAIN.’
If you have any sub-electrical panels, you will want to shut them off, too.