How to keep your food safe if the power goes out during a storm

If you’re preparing for Hurricane Matthew, it’s important to make sure you have enough essentials like bottled water. But also you might want to think about what’s already in your fridge.

While it’s best to stock upon non-perishable items, here are some suggestions from the US Department of Agriculture on how to protect the rest of the food in your fridge and freezer if you experience a power outage.

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