Keep Food and Water Safe After a Disaster or Emergency

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Keep Food and Water Safe After a Disaster or Emergency

Food may not be safe to eat during and after an emergency. Safe water for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene includes bottled, boiled, or treated water. Your state, local, or tribal health department can make specific recommendations for boiling or treating water in your area. Let’s take a look at what to look out for and what to do to keep food and water safe.