After a storm passes, oftentimes stove tops get used as a counter-top for emergency supplies. But, this can be dangerous when the power is turned back ON.
If you lose electricity this hurricane season while you’re cooking, be sure to turn OFF your cooking appliances. Otherwise, anything stored on the stove could get heated and start a fire, when the power is restored.
Remember, ALWAYS use grills, charcoal, wood, smokers and gas cooking appliances- OUTSIDE ONLY at least 10 feet away from all openings to your home.
The smoke has poisonous carbon monoxide gas… so it’s important to give it space outside to disappear into the air-You do NOT want it inside your home.
Discuss and practice your family’s emergency escape plan.
Be sure to test all of your smoke alarms and replace batteries if needed.