Hurricanes and other weather-related emergencies can lead to power outages lasting anywhere from a few hours to several days, which in turn can cause the food stored in refrigerators and freezers to become unsafe.
There are a number of things you can do before a severe weather event to prepare for an extended power outage, and afterward, to avoid a case of food poisoning from contaminated food. Read about food safety before and after a hurricane.
Also, here are some more food safety resources:
- Food Safety 101
- Bag Lunches and Food Safety
- Slow Cookers and Food Safety
- Take the Food Safety Quiz
- Keeping Your Cooler Cool
- Outdoor Cooking and Food Safety
- Food Poisoning Symptoms