8 Deaths from Hurricane Laura Attributed to Generators

Find out how to properly use a gasoline-powered generator.

Anytime there is a wide-scale power outage, I know people will die. One of the main causes: improper use of a gasoline generator. Unfortunately there have already been eight deaths due to people improperly using gasoline-powered generators. Usually the deaths come from carbon monoxide poisoning because of the improper placement of the generator. 

I recall one death years ago from a man who ran his generator in his living room -- I am not kidding!

See this five-minute Disaster Zone video, Hooking Up a Generator Safely.

Share it with others to protect them and their loved ones. 



Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.
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