US NEWS: If Your Home is Flooded, 11/4/2014

November 04, 2014

If Your Home is Flooded

Hurricanes and rough storms are often accompanied by flooding, which can contaminate the public water supply. This makes your tap water unsafe to drink. Check with your local health department, or look for announcements that provide updated information. Until the water is determined to be safe, boil water or use bottled water. Water is always the best way to hydrate, but we must be aware of making sure we’re hydrating safely.

If your home is flooded, be sure to follow these tips:

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US NEWS: Power Outage: Refrigeration 101, 9/29/2014

September 29, 2014

Power Outage: Refrigeration 101

The power is out. You just bought groceries. Not sure what to do? Follow these steps to save your food from spoiling during your power outage.

During the Power Shortage:

Keep it closed! Keep the doors closed for both the refrigerator and the freezer as much as possible in order to keep food at a cold and safe temperature. Fridge food can stay cold for about 4 hours if it the door stays closed. A freezer can keep the same temperature for 48 hours …

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