Airgas asks – are you ready for the stormy season?


As the storm season approaches the National Hurricane Center has called on the public to become better informed about hurricane hazards and preparedness measures.

Dry ice, a key preparedness action item, plays a vital role in keeping perishable items cold for up to a week in the event of a power outage caused by hurricanes and other major storms, say leading government agencies and Airgas have been happy to offer householders some advice.

Once only available directly from manufacturers, dry ice is now readily available in many grocery stores across the country. Airgas Dry Ice, the nation’s largest manufacturer of dry ice, also sells its Penguin Brand® Dry Ice in over 4,500 stores nationwide in convenient packages for consumer use.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture all confirm the importance of dry ice in the event of a power outage.

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