Lynn D'Avolio
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Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 7/26/2016

When the power goes out a major concern is the freezer full of food. So how do you know if you food is safe and how can you keep it from spoiling? First, do not open the freezer door. A freezer full of food will usually keep about two days if the door is kept shut. It should last about a day if it is half-full. If the freezer is not full, group packages together they will retain the cold more effectively. You can also pack your freezer with dry ice, block ice, or bags of ice in the freezer. Use an appliance thermometer to monitor the temperature of the freezer. Food that retained a temperature of (40 °F), it is safe to refreeze or use. The food may also still be safe to use if ice crystals remain in the food. Discard foods that have been warmer than 40 °F for more than 2 hours.





Posted by Lynn D'Avolio on 2/4/2014

You never know when a storm is going to hit and you could find yourself without power. It pays to be prepared for a power outage at all times. Here is a list of things you should keep accessible for use until you can get your power back up and running:

  • Flashlights and fresh batteries
  • Candles or other illumination, battery operated candles are a great option
  • Battery-powered radio and/or television (for news updates)
  • Battery-powered or wind-up clock
  • A land-line telephone that is corded
  • Emergency phone numbers
  • Firewood for heat if you have a fireplace
  • Ice blocks to fill your freezer, a full freezer stays colder longer