I know firsthand the pangs of remorse of having to throw out recently purchased food items after severe weather conditions. The fact is, the last thing you need after a huge natural disaster is some food-borne illness to top if off.If you are the victim of flooding, please check out this website on the food safety recommendations.

There also some good charts that can answer your questions on whether or not to throw out refrigerated or frozen items at FoodSafety.gov.

The chart for Frozen food and power outages can be found here. The chart for refrigerated food can be found here.