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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Staying Safe after the 2017 Hurricanes

Learn how to stay safe when the lights go out. If you choose to use a generator, make sure that you read the instructions and know how it works before you turn it on. Never run a generator inside. Pay attention to food safety issues and don’t eat food that has spoiled. Use the resources below to help you learn to use a generator safely, recognize food that has spoiled and avoid common hazards.

Protect Yourself from Common Hazards

Use Generators Safely

Avoid Floodwaters

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  • This page last reviewed: September 20, 2017