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Generator safety tips

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - With more winter weather expected, some may head out to stores to buy a generator in case the electricity goes out.

Carl Harris, a Lowe's Home Improvement Employee, said people should know that generators can be dangerous if used inappropriately.

Harris says the generator should be kept away from the home and shouldn't be put in a covered area.

He also said with so many different types of generators in stores, people should make sure they are buying the one that meets their needs.

"Make sure you don't try to run too much off the generator," Harris said. "Make sure the generator has enough wattage for what you're trying to run. You could overload your appliances and burn your appliances up."

For more information on the types of generators Lowe's offers, visit their website at http://www.lowes.com/.
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