When the power goes out, you may be cooking on a charcoal, propane or natural gas grill, or a hibachi.
- Safety first! Grills can kill. Charcoal emits carbon monoxide. It's odorless and colorless and deadly. Grills emit it even if the lid is on, and they can emit it even if coals appear completely out. After Hurricane Wilma in 2005, a mother in a family of three died from carbon monoxide poisoning after a smoldering grill was left in a kitchen.
- Grill food in a well-ventilated area. NEVER bring a grill inside a home, camper or tent. Do NOT grill in a garage, carport or shed.
- Douse coals with water, stir and douse again. They are out when they are cool to the touch.
- Stock up early. Store in a dry area, away from flame.
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