Hurricane Season officially runs from June 1, 2023 – November 30, 2023. This is ultimately when most tropical cyclones tend to form in the Atlantic Ocean. One of the most important things to have during this time is a reliable and working generator, which can provide electricity during power outages. With that being said, it’s important to know how to use a generator safely.

Here are some essential safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Always use the generator outdoors, away from windows, doors, and vents.
  • Keep the generator dry and on a level surface.
  • Never plug the generator into a wall outlet – this can cause back feeding and electrocution.
  • Use heavy-duty extension cords that are designed for outdoor use and have grounded plugs.
  • Turn off all appliances and equipment before starting the generator.
  • Refuel the generator only when it is turned off and cool to the touch.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors in your home and test them regularly.
  • Never store fuel indoors or in attached garages.


By following these safety tips, you can ensure that you and your family stay safe while using a generator during hurricane season. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Prepare now to avoid a potential disaster.