Thursday, September 2, 2010

What You Need to Know About Food and Water to Be Safe During Hurricanes, Power Outages, and Floods

We're sending our best wishes to everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Earl and those who are currently preparing for the hurricane to land. You're in our thoughts. If we can be of assistance, please let us know.

Here is a link to the FDA's page What Consumers Need to Know About Food and Water Safety During Hurricanes, Power Outages, and Floods. Included are general tips for emergencies, as well as how to prepare for power outages and what to do in the event of flooding. For example, it may be a good idea to store some non-perishable food in waterproof containers and did you know that a full freezer can keep its temperature cool for up to 48 hours? To prepare for a power outage, freeze fresh water, which will help to keep other frozen items cool and will ensure you have fresh water. For more information, visit the FDA website here:

ACHS students and graduates have also posted their storm and power outage tips to ACHS Facebook. Read and post more tips here:

For more information about how to prepare for Hurricane Earl, here's a link to FEMA's suggestions posted via

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