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How can I cook safely during a winter storm?

The following are tips on how to cook safely in your house during a winter storm:

  • Never use a charcoal or gas grill indoors—the fumes are deadly.
  • Never use an electric generator indoors, inside the garage, or near the air intake of your house because of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Plug in appliances to the generator using individual heavy-duty, outdoor-rated cords.
  • Do not use the generator or appliances if they are wet because of the risk of electrocution.
  • Do not store gasoline indoors where the fumes could ignite.

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