Power outages can happen for many reasons, including severe weather or infrastructure failure. They can last for a few minutes or for days. During power outages, it's important to use generators safely.
Portable generators release exhaust that contains carbon monoxide (CO), an invisible, odorless gas that can be deadly. That's why it's important to use generators in a well-ventilated area.
If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, immediately relocate all people outdoors and call 9-1-1.
Get rid of food that may have spoiled: when in doubt, throw it out!