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A. List 2 things you can do to prepare yourself before an emergency occurs
Prepare Yourself Before Power Emergencies
1. Make sure you have appliance thermometers in your refrigerator
• Check to ensure that the freezer temperature is at or below 0° F, and the refrigerator is at or
below 40° F.
• In case of a power outage, the appliance thermometers will indicate the temperatures in the
refrigerator and freezer to help you determine if the food is safe.
2. Freeze containers of water for ice to help keep food cold in the freezer, refrigerator, or
coolers in case the power goes out. If your normal water supply is contaminated or unavailable, the
melting ice will also supply drinking water.
3. Freeze refrigerated items such as leftovers, milk, and fresh meat and poultry that you may not
need immediately. This helps keep them at a safe temperature longer.
4. Group food together in the freezer. This helps the food stay cold longer.
5. Have coolers on hand to keep refrigerated food cold if the power will be out for more than 4
6. Purchase or make ice cubes in advance, and freeze gel packs ahead of time. Store all of these
in the freezer for future use in the refrigerator or in coolers.
7. Check out local sources to know where dry ice and block ice can be purchased, in case it should
8. Store food on shelves that will be safely out of the way of contaminated water in case of
9. Make sure to have a supply of bottled water stored where it will be as safe as possible from
flooding. If your bottled water has an odor, do not drink or use it. Instead, dispose of it, or if
applicable, call your bottled
water provider to make arrangements to get a replacement.
B. If the Power Goes Out, select all that apply
If the Power Goes Out . . .
Follow these basic tips to keep food safe:
1. Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors
closed as much as possible to maintain the
2. Buy dry or block ice to keep the refrigerator as cold as
possible if the power is going to be out for a prolonged period
3. If you plan to eat refrigerated or frozen meat, poultry, fish, or
eggs while they are still at safe temperatures, it is important that
each item is thoroughly cooked to a safe minimum internal
C. Follow these steps to keep your FOOD SAFE during and after flood conditions. Select all that apply.
Keep Food Safe Follow these steps to keep your FOOD SAFE during and after flood conditions.
1. Do not eat any food that may have come into contact with flood water.
2. Discard any food and beverage that is not in a waterproof container if there is any chance that
it has come into contact with flood water.
3. Discard any food in damaged cans.
4. Thoroughly wash metal pans, ceramic dishes, and utensils (including can openers) with soap and
5. Thoroughly wash countertops with soap and water, using hot water if available.