Editor’s Note: Hurricane Dorian strengthened to a 140-mph, Category 4 “major” hurricane Saturday with landfall expected along Florda’s east coast from Monday into Tuesday.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

The National Hurricane Center reports that life-threatening storm surge and devastating hurricane-force winds are still possible along portions of the Florida east coast by the early to middle part of next week, but since Dorian is forecast to slow down and turn northward near the coast, is too soon to

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Editor’s note: Barry made landfall late Saturday afternoon as a Category 1 Hurricane and started crawling inland at less than 10 miles per hour. The slow moving storm is expected to dump massive amounts of rain, causing extensive flooding, with additional areas coming onto danger as the waters rise.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Barry.

The slow movement of the storm will result in a long duration of torrential rains along the central Gulf Coast and inland through the lower
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This NASA image of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 6 shows the massive Category 5 storm as it dwarfs Puerto Rica, outlined left of center.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricane Irma.

Hurricanes present the possibility of power outages and flooding that can compromise the safety of stored food. Residents in the path of this storm should pay close attention to the forecast. FSIS recommends that consumers take the following steps to reduce food waste and the risk of
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