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Natural disasters — floods, tornadoes, fires, snowstorms — often swoop in with little to no warning. But by stocking up on the right nonperishable foods, and with some simple tips for food safety during an emergency or power outage, you can ride out the storm by being prepared.
What throws me off most is when the power goes out for hours. I don’t even know where to begin — the refrigerator, the chest freezer? When a natural disaster or emergency situation strikes, what do you do? I turned to our food safety experts, who shared five tips for weathering the storm with less stress.
Creating an emergency food kit is a key part of being ready.
After a power outage, knowing what’s all right to eat will help reduce the risk of food poisoning and the loss of food.
Deciding what to keep or trash after an emergency situation can be challenging, especially when you are hoping to salvage as much as possible. Here are tips to make it easier:
To make sure you and your family stay hydrated, purchase a case or two of bottled or canned water and add that to your shelf stockpile.
Being prepared also means keeping your prescriptions, multivitamins and supplements stocked up.
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