Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Generator Safety


Portable generators have become more commonplace as a backup source for power. Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative shares safety tips and the reminder that generators can cause serious injury and even death when used or installed the wrong way.

Never connect generators directly to your home’s wiring. The reverse flow of electricity can electrocute utility workers or others that might come in contact with the power line. (The only safe way to connect a portable electric generator to your existing wiring is to have a licensed electrical contractor install a transfer switch. Contact MLEC...

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