Keep Food and Water Safe After a Disaster or Emergency

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Abstract:

This resource educates people about how to keep food and water safe after a disaster. It contains guidance to help people identify food that may not be safe to eat, reuse commercially prepared cans and retort pouches, store food safely, feed infants and young children when tap water is unsafe, and clean and sanitize food-contact surfaces after a flood. The document provides information about safe drinking water after an emergency, and includes recommendations for making water safe to drink by boiling, adding disinfectants, or filtering. It discusses considerations for water sources outside the home and private drinking wells after a flood or disaster, and clarifies which water sources are unsafe and should never be used, including water contaminated with fuel or toxic chemicals.

The English, French, and Spanish versions are available as HTML pages; the other translations are presented as PDFs.

Author(s):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country of Origin:
United States
Medical Reviewer:
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Other Reviewer:
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Development Method:
Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
Translation Method:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
Community Participation:
coming soon
Country:
N/A
Population:
N/A
Resource Creation Date:
Coming soon
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
11/17/2017
Record Last Updated:
5/15/2018

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Arabic
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Chinese, Simplified
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Haitian Creole
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Tagalog
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