This page from the Food Safety Inspection Service provides information on food safety during an emergency resulting from severe storms or hurricanes. "Did you know that a flood, fire, national disaster, or the loss of power from high winds, snow, or ice could jeopardize the safety of your food? Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. This Consumer's Guide will help you make the right decisions for keeping your family safe during an emergency."
United States. Food and Drug Administration: http://www.fda.gov/