MANHASSET, NY – In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias and in anticipation of an extremely active hurricane season, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran today was joined by the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office to highlight and demonstrate safe generator installation and use. A growing number of local residents are purchasing generators for their homes to prepare for potential storm-related outages. However, recent incidents have demonstrated that generators can pose a serious threat if installed or used improperly.
“As we continue to address Isaias aftermath and hold PSEG accountable, let’s keep an eye on what could be a record-setting storm season. Many residents are installing or using portable generators during storm season, and we want to make sure everyone is staying safe. Portable generators can be a lifesaver during power outages, but when used or installed improperly they can be extremely dangerous. Just this past Saturday, a South Farmingdale homeowner lost their home after filling a hot generator with gasoline from a gas can that caused the vapor to be ignited from the hot generator exhaust, and caused significant damage to the house,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.
County Executive Curran and the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office offer the following safety guidelines for residents installing or using a portable generator.
PHOTO CAPTION [ATTACHED]: Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Assistant Chief Fire Marshal Michael Uttaro highlight importance of generator safety.