Food, Water & Other Safety After a Storm

Posted on September 12th, 2017

Please be diligent in ensuring your food and water sources are safe for consumption after Hurricane Irma. ┬áThe Georgia Department of Public Health’s recent press release includes information on multiple areas of safety concern for those affected by Hurricane/ Tropical Storm Irma.

  • Food may not be safe to eat during and after an emergency.
  • Safe water for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene includes bottled, boiled, or treated water.

The CDC and FDA have developed materials on food & water safety.  Visit the links below for more information:

General Food Safety Guidelines from the CDC

Food Safety during Power Outages Video

Food & Water Safety After a Storm

Restaurants & Grocers Reopening After a Storm

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Additional Safety Information:

Post Flood Food Service Establishments Fact Sheet

Disinfecting Private Wells After Flooding

FAQ After a Drinking Water Advisory

Floodwater and Food

Getting Rid of Mold Post-Flood

Homeowners & Renters Guide to Mold Removal

Restaurants and Grocers Reopening After Hurricanes and Flooding