Nevada Lawmaker Hospitalized After Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
CARSON CITY — A Nevada state lawmaker is recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning suffered while he was trying to drain floodwaters from his house in Elko.
Assembly Republican caucus spokesman Ross Hemminger says Assemblyman John Ellison was hospitalized Sunday morning and remained in Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital on Monday.
Ellison's wife, Cindy, was in and out of the house throughout the night and was not hurt.
Hemminger says a generator running overnight to pump water out of Ellison's home may have caused the unsafe level of carbon monoxide.
Gov. Brian Sandoval declared a state of emergency in Elko County last week.
Flood warnings persisted in northern parts of Nevada on Monday.
Ellison is a Republican and represents Elko.