Prep for sheltering in place

  • Food in your refrigerator will keep cold for about four hours after the power goes out if the door stays closed.
  • A fully stocked freezer will stay frozen for up to 48 hours and about 24 hours if half-full. If food has thawed completely, be sure to cook and eat right away.
  • Food and water are essential — it’s recommended that you have emergency food supply for 14 days per person.
  • One gallon of water per person per day for drinking, cooking, and sanitization. That amounts to a lot of water for a multi-generational household. If sheltering at home, you have the option of boiling tap water. Water must be boiling rigorously for at least 5 minutes, then cooled before it is safe to drink.
  • If using a generator, make sure you are in a well-ventilated area to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.



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