Dry Ice to the Rescue: Why Dry Ice is Now Being Distributed in Power Outages
There are many commercial and consumer uses for dry ice, including dry ice blast cleaning, food preservation, holiday decoration, and cold shipping for perishable items. However, dry ice is now becoming increasingly popular as an emergency resource for storing food, medications, and other perishables during power outages, as emergency crews are now distributing it following storms.
Distribution in St. Lawrence County, New York
After a recent wind storm this week has left nearly 4,500 residents without power in St. Lawrence county New York, emergency crews are stepping in with dry ice and bottled water distributions on Friday afternoon. This particularly devastating wind storm has left major power outages across the country due to broken utility poles, fallen trees, and broken wires all around the area. With an estimated 8 towns in the area without power, the county is now making every effort to provide these basic necessary resources to residents so that they may preserve their food and have water for the weekend.
Best Practices for Safely Handling Dry Ice
While dry ice is an exceptionally useful resource for many uses, it can also be dangerous to your skin if it is not handled correctly. When transporting your dry ice in an emergency situation, it is especially important to properly ventilate your car from the carbon dioxide buildup, as well as to use gloves, handling cloths, and protective clothing when handling it. It is also important to prevent foods from coming into direct contact with the ice.
Dry Ice Pre-Purchase with Dry Ice Corp
With Dry Ice Corp, you will have access to industrial emergency dry ice refrigeration supply for access to dry ice refrigeration before potential outages caused by storms. You can proactively pre-purchase your dry ice by creating an account to purchase your supply prior to a storm in order to avoid lines and guarantee this resource for your family in the event of an emergency. By purchasing your dry ice proactively at a standard non-emergency rate,this resource is especially cost effective and proactive against a potential power loss in your neighborhood.
Dry Ice for All of Your Needs
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our dry ice is fresh and delivered right to your doorstep. We are happy to help you determine the best way to ship your goods, whether you have a huge amount of cookies or a single pie, and help you select the perfect amount of dry ice for the job. Give us a call at (201) 767-3200 or contact us online for a quote. To connect with us online, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.