You can use a portable generator to supply electricity during a power outage, but if used improperly they can injure or kill you or the personnel restoring power to your home, not to mention damage the appliances you connect.
Outage and storm safety
Follow the advice in this FAQ to stay safe during severe weather.
If disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water, or electricity for some time. By taking time now to prepare emergency kits, you can provide for your entire family.
While poles may seem like a good place to post flyers and signs, these items unnecessarily increase the risk of working on utility poles for lineworkers. It is also illegal.