Snow & Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Residents are urged to clear the snow around vents, fresh air intakes, gas meters, and gas regulators. Many newer, high-efficiency heating systems, including pellet stoves have the vents and fresh air intakes located near a homes foundation, just a few feet above the ground. If these vents and/or intakes become blocked or partially obstructed by accumulating snow and ice, they can cause serious carbon monoxide problems in the home.
All residences should have a carbon monoxide (CO) detector located on each level of the home, including the basement. The detectors should be tested monthly.
With the touch of a button, residents and businesses in Derry, NH can now be notified of emergency situations in a matter of minutes with CodeRED.
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NH Alerts is a free service provided by the New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Emergency and community messages are initiated by authorized public safety officials at the State level and severe weather warnings are initiated directly by the National Weather Service.