Winter Storm Power Outage Tips

Incoming winter storm in Iowa – brace for power outages.

Why put a quarter on a frozen cup of water?

Quarter hack: Freeze water, place a quarter on top, check after power is back.

Quarter at the bottom? Food unrefrigerated for too long – discard.

Quarter in the middle? Food may be okay, but trust your instincts.

Power outage food safety: Keep freezers closed. Full freezer lasts 48 hrs, half-full lasts 24 hrs.

Additional tips: Freeze water, group food together, have alternate power sources. Stay safe during the winter storm!