operate it inside, including the basement, garage, carport or near any
open windows. Connect the equipment you want to power directly to the
outlets on the generator.
Do not hook up a generator directly to your home's wiring.
Hazardous Winter Travel: The American Red Cross strongly urges everyone
to monitor weather reports and follow the directions of local authorities.
If travel is absolutely necessary during potentially dangerous winter
weather, inform someone of your travel route, destination and expected
arrival time. Store a disaster supplies kit in your vehicle and remember to
keep the gas tank near full to avoid ice building up in the gas tank and
In Case of Snow or Black Ice:
-- Stay with your vehicle. Do not try to walk to safety as you risk
developing hypothermia and/or frostbite
-- Tie a brightly colored cloth (preferably red) to the antenna for
rescuers to see
-- Start the vehicle and use the heater for about 10 minutes every hour.
Keep the exhaust pipe clear so fumes won't back up in the vehicle
-- As you sit, move your arms and legs to keep blood circulating and to
help you stay warm
-- Keep one window away from the blowing wind slightly open to let in air
-- Leave the overhead light on inside the vehicle when the engine is
running so you can be seen
-- After the snow has stopped falling, raise the hood to indicate you
All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by
voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can
help the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year,
disasters like the Midwest ice storms, by making a financial gift to the
American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to
provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of
|SOURCE American Red Cross|
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