Published: Jun 03, 2014 11:52 AM EDT
Updated: Jun 03, 2014 4:19 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - After the storm the only way to have power if the electricity is out is to hook up a generator. But you can make things worse if you don't follow some simple safety tips.

If you decide to get a generator make sure to read and follow all instructions. Never run it inside a house, garage, car port or near open windows including your neighbor's windows.

Get a battery operated carbon monoxide alarm for your home.

Never connect it directly to your home's wiring.

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