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.  The 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