If the power goes out as the result of a storm, it might be a few hours or a few days before power is restored. One of the most important safety issues when the power goes out is how to handle refrigerated food. In the event of a power outage, residents are encouraged do the following:
Don’t forget about refrigerated medicine. If power is out for more than a day, throw away any medication that needs refrigeration unless the label says otherwise. Check with your doctor or pharmacy to find out how long medication can be stored at higher temperatures before a disaster.
For more tips to keep food safe during a power outage, visit Ready.gov/Power-Outages.