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Devasting tornadoes hit US: Tips for staying safe after storms
Arkansas tornado rages across Little Rock
The tornado was caught on camera from the roof of the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is offering safety tips – including how to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning – after devastating storms slammed parts of the U.S. this week.
"With another round of severe weather, including possible tornadoes, threatening multiple states this week, CPSC is urging consumers to take steps to protect themselves and their families against carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and fires," the CPSC said.
On Wednesday, National Weather Service offices in several states issued warnings that more severe storms and possibly tornadoes could be expected.
This comes after dozens of people were killed by the tornadoes that ripped through a large swath of the U.S. over the weekend. The storms stretched from the South and the Midwest into the Northeast.
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Safety regulators listed five things people should keep an eye on following devastating storms, especially if they lose power.
1. Using a generator
Safety regulators say portable generators can create a risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning "that can kill in minutes."
The gas is "called the invisible killer because it is colorless and odorless," the CPSC said. "Exposed persons may become unconscious before experiencing CO-poisoning symptoms of nausea, dizziness or weakness, and it can lead to death."