December 9, 2013 Leave a comment
Dangerous ice and snow is sweeping across the plains, south, and heading east. There are expected to be widespread power outages associated with this large
Planning on using a portable gas generator because of a power outage? If so, follow these tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC ):
TIP: Put your generator: OUTSIDE! Keep it at least 20 feet* away from windows and doors. Do NOT put generators in garages or basements. An open door does NOT provide enough ventilation to save you from deadly carbon monoxide gas.
TIP: When you use a generator, be sure to have a working CO alarm in your home. (Note: You should do this anyway.)
TIP: Know the initial symptoms of CO poisoning.
See on www.cpsc.gov