WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All eyes are on Hurricane Matthew as the deadly storm takes aim at the southeastern coast. Millions from Florida to the Carolinas are in its path and hundreds of thousands are already without power. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants people to know it's always better to be safe than sorry and is warning about deadly dangers after a hurricane.
First, consumers need to be especially careful during a loss of electrical power, as the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and fire increases at that time. About 70 people die every year and many more are injured from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by portable generators. Do not put your family at risk. Follow these important safety tips from CPSC.