Food and Water Information Before and After a Disaster or Emergency

Food Safety During a Power Outage
Eat safe food after power outage

Refrigerated or frozen foods may not be safe to eat after the loss of power. Find out what you can do to keep food safe.

Safe Drinking Water

Water Testing
Water for Personal Use
Water from Community Drinking Water Systems
Water from Private Wells
Water from Cisterns, Storage Tanks, Tankers, and Rain-Catchment Systems

Sanitation and Hygiene

Septic and Wastewater Concerns

Water-related Diseases and Illnesses

Educational Materials

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