Follow Five Safety Tips When Using Backup Generators After a Disaster

Extreme weather frequently knocks over electrical lines. Owners and residents who rely on backup generators for temporary power should be aware of the danger of inhaling carbon monoxide. A 2012 review of the American Journal of Public Health identified 75 deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning during natural disasters between 1991 and 2009. And backup generators were responsible for 83 percent of deaths.

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