Make sure your friends and neighbors without power are staying safe in the heat

Because many homes in Minneapolis still do not have power following last Friday’s storms, there are several ways you and your neighbors can stay safe in the heat. With temperatures in the 80s and 90s, please check in with any neighbors to see if they need any help, especially if they are elderly or may need assistance. Also, it’s important to think about food safety if your home has been without power since Friday.

Be heat smart

Weather forecasts indicate that we may see several days with temperatures reaching 90 degrees or above. It is important for folks to take steps to keep cool - particularly for those who still do not have power in Minneapolis. Here are a few things you can do:

Food safety

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has helpful guidelines for food safety during power outages:

If the power is out for longer than four hours, follow the guidelines below:

You can find more information from the CDC.

Published Jun. 24, 2013