Thursday, September 29, 2022

National Hurricane Center Warns of Deadly Post Hurricane Killer


In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian’s through Florida’s destructive path
Some 2.6 million Floridians are without power as a result of the storm’s wrath
So far too early to determine the number of persons killed
But the National Hurricane Center has issued a warning to limit the butchers’ bill
Since hurricanes and power outages are like birds of the same feather
And Florida each year has more than its fair share of hurricane weather
Many Floridians not wanting to lose the freezer or frig’s content or heat without air endure
Have purchased auxiliary electrical generators to their uninterrupted power insure The generators can run on diesel, propane or natural gas but like all fuels generate carbon monoxide when burned
If the generator is in the house and exhaust not properly vented outside a trip to the morgue is earned
Carbon monoxide has no odor or smell
Unless one has a detector or sees blue lips no way to tell
That death is about to another victim claim
Safest if the generator is placed outside where for thieves its fair game
Let’s hope the thousands of utility workers now heading into the field
Will with their 24/7 efforts a quick restoration of power quickly yield

© September 29, 2022 The Alaskanpoet

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