Beware of carbon monoxide poisoning during cold spells
When temperatures drop and electrical power fails from too much demand or from downed lines, don't bring a generator into the house to power portable heaters. Small gas engines, camp stoves, charcoal grills, and other heat-producing devices also can emit carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that can be deadly.
Symptoms of CO poisoning include persistent, severe headaches, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue. Beth Ebel, a physician at Harborview Medical Center, says the most worrisome thing about carbon monoxide is that victims often don't get to the hospital emergency room in time to survive.
Here's a list of resources to prepare for the weather: