Food Safety and Disaster Preparedness Resources

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Preparing for a Hurricane

Download this info sheet (PDF). Visit Food Safety Disaster Preparedness for more resources.

Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, ice storms and other natural disasters can cause power outages or water damage that can put refrigerated, frozen and dry foods at risk. From power outages to flooding, the impacts can pose significant challenges to everyday life.

NC State Extension’s food safety experts have developed a variety of resources to help reduce food-related risks when disaster strikes. Find guidance on making water safe, cleaning up after a flood and handling frozen and refrigerated food, among other timely tips.

Visit Food Safety Disaster Preparedness for more details. Materials are available in both English and Spanish.