“After a tornado, flood or other disaster, people could very well be dealing with property damage, as well as power outages, which means families may be seeking alternative ways to light their homes, prepare meals and accomplish other daily tasks. In these instances, it’s especially important to keep safety top of mind.” — Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension housing and consumer specialist  #NaturalDisasterSafety #FloodSafety #TornadoSafety #okwx

“After a tornado, flood or other disaster, people could very well be dealing with property damage, as well as power outages, which means families may be seeking alternative ways to light their homes, prepare meals and accomplish other daily tasks. In these instances, it’s especially important to keep safety top of mind.” — Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension housing and consumer specialist #NaturalDisasterSafety #FloodSafety #TornadoSafety #okwx

What Consumers Need to Know About Food and Water Safety During Hurricanes, Power Outages, and Floods. #Water #PowerOutage

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USDA ...Turkey Basics: Safe Thawing ... Refrigerator Thawing: When thawing a turkey in the refrigerator: Plan ahead - allow approximately 24 hrs for each 4 to 5 lbs in a refrigerator set at 40 °F or below. Place the turkey in a container to prevent the juices from dripping on other foods. Refrigerator Thawing Times ... Whole turkey:   4 to 12 pounds ……  1 to 3 days  12 to 16 pounds …… 3 to 4 days  16 to 20 pounds …… 4 to 5 days  20 to 24 pounds …… 5 to 6 day

USDA food safety site - freezing & food safety: tons of tips on freezing, thawing & food safety

Australian power companies would be encouraged to remotely turn down swimming pool pumps and other equipment to cut power on a hot days in exchange to cash rewards for consumers. Use iSocket 3G for Australia to control power to your equipment. With #iSocket3G AC power fail monitor you can switch on/off your appliances remotely as well as use it for remote temperature monitoring via cell phone and receive power outage alarm text messages. Order on…

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Consumers > Food and Water Safety During Power Outages and Floods

Increasingly severe weather and aging infrastructure are exposing Americans to longer blackouts. Tips on how to prepare for a prolonged power outage from the experts at Consumer Reports.

How to Prepare for a Prolonged Power Outage

What Consumers Need to Know About Food and Water Safety During Hurricanes, Power Outages, and Floods -- fda.gov

This discusses how to keep safe during a such as having appliance have a three day supply of nonperishable food items, freeze icepacks or containers of water ahead of time to keep food cold. Remember when in doubt, throw it out.

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