Saturday, December 16, 2006

Big storm pounds Pacific Northwest - Weather -

Big storm pounds Pacific Northwest - Weather -

This stupidity happens every year. Let's be clear on this:

Generator safety:

Generators belong outside.

A garage is not outside.

Either build a protective structure before hand or just wait until the storm is over. It would be a great idea to have a small battery bank charged up before the storm to run off of during the storm and using the generator after it is over to recharge.

Candle safety:

Tall skinny candles need to be well anchored in a solid base. If you don't have a good candelabra It is simplest to put a candle in a tall drinking glass partially filled with sand, gravel, marbles or even water.

After storm safety:

There will be a lot of people out with chainsaws, make sure they are in good condition and follow the manufactures safety instructions, and I hope you got some training and practice before hand.

There will be lots of damaged trees and homes watch for falling debris.

Use your eyes and brains before doing something. It may just save your life.

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