Keep cold foods cold. Closed freezers usually keep food frozen for at least 1 day, up to 3 days. A refrigerator is less able to keep food cool.
If power remains off, wrap frozen items in blankets or newspapers, pack in boxes, and move to a locker or a friend's freezer. Discard the food, if it may have been held above 41 degrees for more than 4 hours.
Make sure water is safe to drink. Boil your water unless your water company announces that water is safe to drink. Information regarding private wells in the affected area is available by contacting the Washoe County Department of Water Resources at 775-954-4600 or visit www.washoecounty.us/water.