Safety Check

Since generators come in a variety of sizes, capacities, and power sources, begin by reading and following all manufacturer instructions.
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This improperly wired overhead lamp switch reveals a potential home danger. Electrical code requires wire nuts for connections, but these ­connections have been taped. The wires could become exposed and touch the lamp’s metal base, resulting in electrical shock. 
Source: Underwriters Laboratories
A shattered utility pole remains atop the damaged pickup truck with de-energized lines still attached.