As Winter Storm Moves Across the Country, FEMA Offers Important Tips to Ensure Safety When Using Generators

By Newsroom America Feeds at 2 Feb 2011"Wed, 02 Feb 2011 06:01:03 -0600"

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues monitoring the winter storm currently moving across the country and coordinating with our state and local partners, FEMA is also reminding people to practice safety measures when using portable generators. The winter storm has the potential to knock out power for prolonged periods of time, and generators are useful when temporary or remote electric power is needed - but can also be extremely hazardous and even life threatening. Potential hazards when using a generator include carbon monoxide poisoning from the toxic engine exhaust, and electrical, fire and noise hazards.



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