Be prepared to keep your food safe during a power outage. Freeze water in containers (1 and 2 liter bottles work well) to help keep the freezer cold during a power outage. You may also use them in a cooler with foods from the refrigerator. Solid ice lasts longer than bagged ice.
A full freezer will stay cold about 2 days, a half-full freezer 1 day. The refrigerator will stay cold (40° F or less) for about 4 hours. Keep doors closed as much as possible.
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