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A 39-year-old male asked:

can i use candles if power is out because of the hurricane?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Flashlight is safer: No, the recommendation do not use candles, unless a person is absolutely sure his candles won't get toppled over or otherwise start a fire. Candles are a flame that can cause an explosion if there's a gas leak. Always use flashlights.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Why not ?: Candles have been used for centuries... just don't leave them unattended.
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Hurricanes: Be ready: https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Candle use/Hurricane: 26% of fatal candle fires occur during the loss of electrical power. • Use Pillar candles and container candles ,or • Candles enclosed within glass globes • Place candles on a stable surface in a fire resistant holder that is at least 12 inches away from anything flammable, including upholstered furniture and window drapes. • Avoid moving a burning candle during a power outage if possible.

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I have felt anxious since the news about the hurricane started. Will it go away on its own?

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