Here is a reprint of a post by Dara Bunjon - Baltimore's Dining Examiner as Hurricane Irene approached. She featured Bilingual Hospitality Training Solutions in her story.
Bilingual Hospitality Training Solutions
teaches the states required food safety training for restaurant
staffing. Juliet remembered being left without electricity for a whole
week after Hurricane Isabel. Her local fire department was available
with dry ice during the power outage.
But what should you know about food safety if power goes out. How
long with your food last in the fridge and the freezer? Juliet
recommends checking out the government’s food safety page which will
guide you knowing what to do with the food in your refrigerator and
freezer. Food Safety in a Power Outage
The Restaurant Association of Maryland has put together a webpage focusing on Hurricane Irene
with links and pdfs; National Hurricane Center, Federal Emergency
Management, Maryland Emergency Management, Hurricane Preparedness, Post
Flood Safety, Flood Emergency Response Procedures, Employee
Communication Plan and more.
If you are open to suggestions, print off those pages of importance
unless you want to try reading all this on your smart phone should power
Another reminder, charge up your cell phones now and your laptops.
Make sure your sump pumps are clear, also check out the street drains
and clear them of debris.
Wishing you power, dry basements and no roof leaks in the days ahead. Be a boy scout and be prepared.