Generator sales surge when electricity does not
His store on Loop 410 even had to fire up the generator to stay open last week. AdPortable generators can save lives, but the carbon monoxide fumes from the gasoline can be deadly. If carbon monoxide gas levels get dangerously high, the machine shuts off. Some are even designed to emit less carbon monoxide in the first place. Once you have a generator, Coleman says maintenance is critical, or you, like many people last week, could be left out in the cold.
How prepared are you for a massive power outage? Take this quiz and find out
Hurricane season is upon us. And really, as is the case with any major storm, winds and heavy rainfall have the power to create some pretty massive power outages. Are you, or would you, consider yourself stocked up at home, in the event of an emergency? Take the quiz below to find out. All of the checklist items are listed on ready.gov as what you’ll need in your basic disaster supplies kit, as well as some additional emergency supplies that the website recommended.