UCHD, Protecting Your Health.


In Case of a Power Outage

Winter brings snow, ice, and power outages.

  • Food can stay safe in an unopened refrigerator for four hours.  A freezer that is half full will hold for up to 24 hours and a full freezer for 48 hours. 
  • Use generators outside only at least 20 feet from windows/doors. Don't grill or heat with gas oven inside. Fumes can kill. 
  • Stay warm and take precautions to keep body temperatures from dropping.  


Read below for some great safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control about how to keep your family safe when the power goes out!

Winter Power Outage