In an Emergency
Find out how to keep food safe during and after an emergency, such as a flood, fire, national disaster, or the loss of power.
Emergency Preparedness (USDA)
Provides materials, including videos and podcasts, on ensuring food safety during emergencies.
[resources available in Spanish]
Food and Water Safety During Hurricanes, Power Outages, and Floods (FDA)
Proper safety precautions to keep food and water safe. [available in Spanish and French]
Keep Food and Water Safe After a Disaster or Emergency (CDC)
Includes tips for making water safe to drink and storing food.
Chart: Refrigerated Food:
Is food in the refrigerator safe during a power outage? Use this chart to find out.
Chart: Frozen Food:
Is thawed or partially thawed food in the freezer safe to eat? Use this chart as a guide.