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Food, Water & Other Safety After a Storm

Posted on October 11th, 2018

In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, ensure that your food and water sources are safe for consumption and your home is safe from mold.

  • 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.
  • Excess moisture can contribute to the growth of mold in homes

In order to help protect yourself and family from threats before, during, and after the hurricane, 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

Mold After Flooding