This 60 second public service announcement is about the need to keep food, water and medications safe after a disaster. Created: 10/25/2017 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Date Released: 10/25/2017. Series Name: CDC Radio.
Keep food, water, and medicines safe after a hurricane or flood. Only use clean drinking water to wash dishes, brush your teeth, wash and prepare food, wash your hands, make ice, or make baby formula. Follow your health department’s specific recommendations for boiling or treating water in your area. Throw away perishable food; food that may have come in contact with flood or storm water; and food with an unusual odor, color, or texture. Some drugs require refrigeration. When the power is out for a day or more, throw away medication that should be refrigerated, unless the drug’s label says otherwise. Replace refrigerated drugs as soon as possible. If a life depends on the refrigerated drug, but the medication has been at room temperature, use it only until a new supply is available.
For more information, visit www.cdc.gov or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.