Public Information Frequently Asked Questions

  • Discard all perishable foods that have been without refrigeration and have remained at a temperature of 40° Fahrenheit and above for two hours or more
  • Do not eat canned foods if the can has been damaged
  • Keep foods that have been stored in an unopened, well functioning freezer based on the following criteria:
    • A half-full, unopened freezer will keep foods safely for up to 24 hours;
    • A fully stocked, unopened freezer can keep foods safely for 48 hours;
    • Refreeze foods only if the items still contain ice crystals and feel cold and hard to the touch
  • Do not taste foods to see if they are spoiled --- If in doubt throw it out.
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