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Disaster Preparedness

This page provides resources for how to handle food when disaster strikes. 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.


“Disaster Food Safety: Food Storage Following Disasters” by Dr. Ben Chapman


Be Ready For Storms

Recovering from a Storm: Refrigerated Food

Recovering from a Storm: Frozen Food

Recovering from a Storm: Flooding

Safe Food After a Flood

Kitchen Cleanup After a Flood

Meal Preparation and Food Safety After a Power Failure

CDC’s Fact Sheet About What to Do During a Boil Water Advisory

For more information on disaster preparedness in North Carolina, visit the NC Disaster Information Center.

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Photo of Katrina Levine, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKatrina LevineExtension Associate (919) 515-1788 katrina_levine@ncsu.eduAgricultural & Human Sciences - NC State University
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