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    Default Power/ electricity outage. What happens $$ wise with fridge / freezer food

    Our power is out (supply issue/fault). I have lots of dairy, chicken etc in fridge/freezer. It might be ok, but the power might not be on for another 3-4+ hours. What happens if food is spoiled? Will the electricity company company reimburse?

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    How long has it been off?

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    I know in WA if it's a long power loss that's not your fault then you can apply for reimbursement. There is information and a form to use on our providers website.

    Maybe check out your providers site - it may have info for you.

    Best of luck!

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    Nope. Go buy some ice.

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    We had a power outage that lasted 2 days when my older kids were babies. We got reimbursement of food in our fridge and freezer

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    Quote Originally Posted by heplusme View Post
    Nope. Go buy some ice.
    Have you looked into the conditions of power outage? I'm not being sarcastic, I'm really wondering if it's happened to you or you've read about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wobbleyhorse View Post
    I know in WA if it's a long power loss that's not your fault then you can apply for reimbursement. There is information and a form to use on our providers website.

    Maybe check out your providers site - it may have info for you.

    Best of luck!
    Thanks. Once I have proper wifi, I'll do some research before I call them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    Have you looked into the conditions of power outage? I'm not being sarcastic, I'm really wondering if it's happened to you or you've read about it.
    I was in Brisbane during the floods and we wernt entitled to anything. Might be different now though.

    Also, i kind of think if its 3 or 4 hours you can just buy some ice and it would be fine....if they reminburst everyone who lost power for a couple of hours we'd be paying a fortune in extra overheads.

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    I always thought it had to 24 hours and the electricity company fault eg not a natural disaster

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    Just try and keep the fridge/freezer closed. It will last 3-4 hours for sure without spoiling.


 

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