Facing A Hurricane? Make Sure You Put A Quarter On A Cup Of Ice In The Freezer

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Preparing for a hurricane can be a real challenge but, thanks to this tip shared on social media, at least one part of it is getting a lot easier. Many people have shared this tip, especially in light of hurricane Matthew, which caused so much devastation in the Bahamas, Haiti and on the East Coast of the United States.

Many of the areas were hit hard, with extreme devastation and those individuals are living without power for weeks or, in the case of the Bahamas, for over a month. Flooding is also an issue in many areas but one of the more common problems is a loss of electricity.

If you are facing the possibility of losing electricity, there are some things you can do to prepare in advance.

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This little tip about freezing a cup of water and putting a quarter on top, however, may make the difference between saving the food you have in the freezer and throwing all of it away, perhaps unnecessarily.

For those of you that are evacuating from the coast, I just heard a great tip. It’s called the one cup tip. You put a cup of water in your freezer. Freeze it solid and then put a quarter on top of it and leave it in your freezer. That way when you come back after you’ve been evacuated you can tell if your food went completely bad and just refroze or if it stayed frozen while you were gone. If the quarter has fallen to the bottom of the cup that means all the food defrosted and you should throw it out. But if the quarter is either on the top or in the middle of the cup then your food may still be ok. It would also be a great idea to leave this in your freezer all the time and if you lose power for any reason you will have this tip to fall back on. If you don’t feel good about your food, just throw it out. The main thing is for all to be safe.

Since it was shared on Facebook, the post has been shared over 250,000 times and has more than 130,000 reactions! It is so simple, yet the benefits of doing it can be so awesome.

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