Nebraska Town Requires CO Detectors in New Home Construction

Wahoo requires contractors hard-wire devices into new homes and equip them with battery backups

"Hundreds of people bought them in those first few days," said Lee Chipperfield, owner of Chipperfield's Home Store in downtown Wahoo. "Even places in Omaha and Lincoln sold out."

"The situation with Ron and Tim, it made a big impact, and that's good."