Two Tips: Keeping Food Cold and Water Supply

Continue preparing this morning for possible power outages in the county. These two tips will help with your food and water supplies:

  • To help keep food cold for several hours if the power goes out, fill plastic containers with water, leaving about an inch of space inside each one (remember, water expands as it freezes). Place the containers in the refrigerator and freezer. This chilled or frozen water will help keep food cold for several hours if the power goes out.
  • Fill your bathtub with water to use for toilet flushing in case water is unavailable following a storm.

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