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Generator Safety Before, During and After a Storm

How to hook up and operate a generator safely.

I’ve heard of one reported death from Hurricane Ian and the improper use of a gasoline-powered generator.

Here’s a video I put together a few years back to help you understand how to use a generator and do it safely: “Disaster Zone - Hooking Up a Generator Safely.”

A little less detailed version of the above that calls attention to the issue is this five-minute presentation I gave a few years back: “How To Kill Your Husband (and Other Disaster Preparedness tips).”
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.