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When the Lights Go Down in the City

By: Jorge Palafox

September 22, 2011

What do you do?  We are no strangers to “rolling black-outs”.  These sudden power outages can cut into our busy lifestyles, causing a bit of frustration and inconvenience. They are not usually long and are no reason for major safety concerns.  If the power is out for less than 2 hours, then the food in your refrigerator and freezer will be safe to consume. While the power is out, keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to keep food cold longer.  Of course, if no power results from a major disaster, such as an earthquake or flood, terrorism, etc., then refer to those sections for additional preparedness and response issues.

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