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Avoiding Carbon Monoxide Poisoning During a Power Outage

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This is an important message from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. During a power outage, never use generators, grills, or other gasoline-, propane-, or charcoal-burning devices inside your home, garage, or carport or near doors, windows, or vents. They produce carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless gas that kills more than 500 Americans each year. If your home is damaged, stay with friends or family or in a shelter. To learn more, call the CDC at 800-CDC-INFO.

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Don't use generators/grills in or next to home. Fumes can kill. More info from CDC 800-232-4636 or http://go.usa.gov/bfv.

Don't heat home with gas oven. Keep generators/grills outside. Fumes can kill. More info from CDC 800-232-4636 or http://go.usa.gov/bfv.

Keep generators at least 20 ft outside door/window. Don't grill inside. Fumes can kill. More info from CDC 800-232-4636 http://go.usa.gov/bfv.

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Don't use generators or grills in or next to your home. Fumes can kill. For more information: 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) or http://go.usa.gov/bfv.

Don't heat home with gas oven. Keep generators and grills outside. Fumes can kill. For more information: 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) or http://go.usa.gov/bfv.

Keep generators outside, at least 20 feet from doors, windows, and vents. Don't grill inside. Fumes can kill. For more information: 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) or http://go.usa.gov/bfv.

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