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How to keep food safe if your power goes out during Hurricane Florence


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Hurricane Florence is currently barreling toward the US East Coast, and is expected to make landfall in North or South Carolina as early as Thursday. Power outages are a major risk, as the Category 4 hurricane is carrying sustained winds of 130 mph.

On Tuesday, the National Weather Service branch in Wilmington, North Carolina, said Hurricane Florence will likely be the area’s “storm of a lifetime.”

While it’s best to stock up on non-perishable items when preparing for a hurricane, people in affected areas are bound to have food in their refrigerators as well. Here are some suggestions from the US Department of Agriculture on how to protect the food in your fridge and freezer for as long as possible if you experience a power outage.

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Source:: Business Insider

      

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