Residents who have been without power, or recently had their power restored, are advised to reduce the risk of a food borne illness:
- If you have been without power for 24 hours or longer, all food in the fridge should be thrown out.
- During a power outage of 48 hours or longer, all food in the freezer should be thrown out.
- Any leftover cooked food that cannot be reheated or stored in a working refrigerator or freezer should be thrown out.
- Never eat food that looks or smells strange – when in doubt, throw it out. More food safety tips are available at: http://bitly.com/Jxt79e.