NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Severe weather season is in full swing and that means the electricity can go out with any passing storms.

What you need to remember is if you have a portable generator you need to keep it 20 feet away from your home with the exhaust facing away from any buildings.

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a big issue with portable generators with an average yearly death of 85 people due solely to carbon monoxide coming from portable generators.

How to prevent this is by having a working carbon monoxide detector says Nicolette Nye with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Nye recommends checking your carbon monoxide detector and smoke alarm once a month. She also said that if you have a personal heater it needs to be three feet away from anything flammable and to stock up on flashlights and batteries when storms are coming.

Don’t forget to take the power and reliability of the WKRN Weather Authority with you at all times by downloading the News 2 Storm Tracker app.