PLYMPTON (CBS) – Saturday monster storm It’s expected to shut down power to thousands of people, and before everyone turns on their generator, first responders want to make sure everyone knows how to safely turn it on.
Kara Flaherty from Carver said: “I just charged everything with power ports and new batteries for everything, so we’re good to go.
She’s ready in the event of a hurricane causing widespread power outages.
“I have a generator and it’s all connected and ready to go,” said another woman looking for a flashlight.
Plympton Police Chief Steve Silva told WBZ-TV that carbon monoxide is his biggest concern during a day-long storm like this one.
“It’s a bit scary because people put generators in garages, by windows in their homes, and carbon monoxide is the killer,” he said.
Sheriff Silva is urging people to keep generators at least 15 feet away from your home and away from doors.
If you don’t have a generator, a flashlight is the next best tool.
“People using candles – a very bad idea. Silva said. “Candles left behind are a ticking time bomb.”
First responders are expecting a busy weekend, so they’re urging everyone to get out of the home toaster oven.
With heavy snow and potentially white conditions, they don’t want to see motorists stuck on the road.
“If you get stuck, dial 911,” says Silva. “You may not get the car out of the snow, but we will get you out.”
“Stay home. That way, everyone can stay safe,” said Plympton Police Chief Dan Hoffman.
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