Winter Weather Alert: Generators

See on Scoop.itNebraska and National Accident, Injury & Disability Information

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

Jeffrey Lapin‘s insight:

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

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About Jeffrey Lapin
Caring. Passionate. Dedicated. I represent injured, abused and disabled clients in Lincoln and throughout Nebraska.

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