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Get weather prepared: Basic generator safety guidelines

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With the threat of severe weather looming, it’s important to remember some basic generator safety guidelines.

The Red Cross has a whole host of tips available on choosing and operating a generator. 

Keep in mind the threat of carbon monoxide when using a generator. The Red Cross also provides safety guidelines to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Already have a generator? Regular maintenance is crucial to ensure it's operational when severe weather strikes. 

Check out this report from meteorologist Lauren Jones, which goes over all the maintenance basics. 

Stay weather alert this weekend and be safe.

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