How can I safely use alternate heat sources?
Do not burn anything inside your home without adequate ventilation to the outdoors. Have enough fuel available for alternate heat sources, such as wood for a wood stove. Never use gas ovens, gas ranges, barbecues, and most portable or propane heaters for indoor heating. These units use oxygen and create carbon monoxide that can cause suffocation. Before using an alternate heat source, read the manufacturer’s instructions. Have firefighting materials: dry powder, fire extinguisher, heavy tarp or blanket, water.

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1. Where are the shelters/feeding stations for my neighborhood?
2. As a senior citizen, how can I be better prepared?
3. Do I shut off my gas immediately after an earthquake?
4. What do I do with my pet?
5. How can I prevent carbon monoxide poisoning?
6. How can I survive a power outage?
7. What should I do if a power line falls down?
8. Will my gas heater work?
9. How can I stay warm?
10. How can I safely use alternate heat sources?
11. How should a portable generator be used?
12. How do I keep food safe to eat?
13. How do you treat contaminated water?
14. How do I operate my electric garage door opener?
15. Are there special considerations for people with chronic health problems?
16. Are there any recommended evacuation guidelines?
17. What should I do with my insurance and other vital records to prepare for emergencies?