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Re "As winter nears, time to install, check CO alarms" (Tribune, Oct. 23): If it wasn't for my CO alarm, I would not be here writing this letter.
A few years back, during a terrific snowstorm, my power was out for three days. The first day, I decided to use my gas log, which I hadn't used for some time. After rallying in the warmth, my alarm went off, "Danger, carbon monoxide poisoning."
Well that alerted me and I quickly turned off the gas log, opened all the windows and doors, letting in the cold air. I had failed to open the flue all the way.
So, if I had not had a CO alarm, I and my little dog would have gone to sleep, never to awaken.