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Portable generator imageIf you lose power during a major storm or hurricane, a generator can help you carry on until power is restored. They can safely power important electrical equipment such as computers, water pumps, refrigerators and lighting. However, generators can also be very dangerous if not used properly.

The most effective way to avoid portable generator mishaps is to make sure you fully understand the proper operating procedures by reading and follow the manufacturer’s manual and guidelines before trying to operate your generator.

In addition, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has offered the following basic tips on generator safety:

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