Floods, Hurricanes & Power Outages
Keeping Food and Water Safe
The time to plan for a weather emergency or power outage is before it happens. The FDA has provided the information on this page to help you develop a plan for keeping food and water safe in such an event. Whether you are getting ready to evacuate or shelter in place, or you are returning home after an emergency, it’s important to be aware of how to avoid foodborne illness from contaminated food or water.
Topics on this page:
- Information for Industry (food industry and retailers)
- Additional Information from FDA
- Information from Other Government Agencies
WATCH a video on Food Safety During Power Outages
Disposition of Food From Flood-Affected Crops
National Hurricane Center (NOAA)
For more information on safe food handling, go to Disaster Assistance from FoodSafety.gov or call FDA's toll-free information line at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366).