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  • Home > Stay Safe > Outage Center > Food Safety During Outages > When An Outage Occurs

    When An Outage Occurs

    If your power goes out, keep your refrigerator and freezer closed. When left unopened, your fridge should be able to keep its contents cold for about 4 hours and your freezer for 24-48 hours, depending on how full it is. As a rule of thumb, you should discard any perishable foods that have been stored above 40 degrees Fahrenheit for more than 2 hours. 

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