K-State Extension Food Safety
Food Safety and Disasters

Food Safety During or After a Disaster

Salvaging and handling food after power outages, floods and other disasters may raise questions and present challenges.  Refer to these resources to help recover food from a disaster.

Planning for an Emergency

The best way to survive an emergency is to plan ahead.  Here are some tips for managing food supplies.


When heavy rains fall, the potential for flooding increases.  If you experience a flood, here are some tips to salvage food in your home.

Power Outage Food Safety

A power outage can occur at any time, especially during severe weather.  What happens to food stored in the refrigerator or freezer?  Here are some web sites with information to help determine the safety of those foods.