This module provides basic information about propane safety during and after storms. Although violent weather can occur at any time of the year, it is most common during the spring and summer months. Following these instructions will help ensure the safety of you and your family.
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Important things to know:
Know what propane smells like. It has a strong, unpleasant smell like rotten eggs, a skunk's spray or a dead animal.
Know how and where to turn off the propane. This includes your outdoor tank and your appliances inside. For help, contact your propane provider.
If a storm threatens your safety, special actions may be necessary. Listen to local authorities, or television and radio station for information and instructions. If your power goes out, additional care is needed to keep safe.
Use caution when inspecting your home or farm for damage:
High winds and hail can move, shift, or damage gas lines, tanks, and equipment.
Use your mouse to identify the four potential hazards in this picture. Click on the hazard to learn more.
Read each statement below. Decide if the statement is true or false.
|Installing carbon monoxide and propane gas detectors is a good way to help prepare for spring and summer storms.|
|If a storm knocks out your power, you should bring your portable generator into the garage to operate.|
|Propane has a strong and unpleasant odor, similar to a skunk’s spray.|
|After a storm, you should never turn on a light switch while standing in water.|
|If your propane tank becomes dislodged from its service line during a storm, you should get a friend to help you reconnect it.|