Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that can be fatal to people and animals. The risk of CO poisoning can increase if appliances using CO-producing sources – like natural gas, kerosene, propane, coal, and gasoline – are used incorrectly or malfunction. Sharon Cooksey, fire safety educator for Kidde, a leading manufacturer of smoke and CO alarms, offers CO safety tips for major storms or prolonged power outages.
Before a storm
During/after a storm