Discard refrigerated perishables such as meat, poultry, fish, soft cheese, milk, eggs, leftovers and deli items after four hours without power. Frozen items that still contain ice crystals or are at 40 degrees Fahrenheit can safely be refrozen.
It is much better to be safe than sorry when it comes to salvaging food items following a weather emergency. In most, cases, the power is usually restored within a few hours. However, if the outage last several days, be prepared to toss everything. The best rule of thumb is ‘when in doubt, throw it out.”