Your portable generator or your neighbor's generator? It doesn't matter... we ALL need to be concerned about carbon monoxide poisoning, especially after hurricanes.
In the past, Fire Rescue has seen increases in carbon monoxide related injuries and even deaths during storm-related outages. Don't become a victim!
Portable generators need to be at least 20 feet away from windows and other openings so the fumes don't creep inside living areas.
The exhaust also needs to be pointed away from homes-yours AND your neighbor's.
Carbon Monoxide, or CO, is an invisible gas that you can't see, taste or smell… but it CAN kill you.
Install carbon monoxide alarms in your home to warn your family if the gas reaches dangerous levels.
from your neighbor's generator could creep over to you… if
your windows are open.
Also, don't get burned. NEVER put fuel in a generator when it is running.
Make sure it is cool before re-fueling.
And make sure there are NO ignition sources or open flames nearby, like candles. The gas vapors can ignite.
Get in the Know about CO!