Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office
Department of Emergency Management
The only difference between adventure and disaster is preparedness.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Power Outage Tip
Know the safe temperature
zones of perishable food. When the power goes out, keep the
refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold.
The refrigerator, if unopened, will keep food cold for about four hours. A full
freezer will maintain its temperature for around 48 hours (24 hours if it is
half full) if the door remains closed.