Although the most recent forecasts for Hurricane Dorian suggest the storm probably won’t make landfall in South Carolina, our region may still be subject to tropical storm-force winds, rain, flooding and other threats. Accompanying power outages are also possible.
Take steps now to minimize food waste and reduce the risk of foodborne illness in case an outage affects your home. Food can quickly spoil without the electricity needed to operate refrigerators and freezers.
Freezers, if left unopened and full, will typically keep food safe for 48 hours (24 hours if half full). Refrigerators can typically hold perishable foods at a safe temperature for up to four hours