Tips on Keeping Food & Water Safe During Emergencies, Circulated by HHS

Hurricane Preparedness (Image Courtesy of U.S. Govt.)As Hurricane Sandy was preparing to strike New Jersey and New York on October 29, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) circulated a bulletin on how to prepare for, and keep your food and water safe during, emergencies.

The HHS Bulletin provides links to information on Hurricane Preparedness from Ready.gov, a site operated by FEMA, as well as Hurricane Tracking from the National Hurricane Center.

In addition, the HHS Bulletin links to FoodSafety.gov, a site operated by HHS, which provides tips from a number of U.S. government sites on how to keep your food and water safe during and after an emergency.

Tips on How to Keep Food & Water Safe During Emergencies

Here are links to some of the resources suggested on FoodSafety.gov on how to keep your food and water safe before, during, and after emergencies like Hurricane Sandy or other extreme events, such as a flood, fire, national disaster, or the loss of power:

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