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Before the Event

(See Also Refrigerators & Freezers)   

Top Tips

  • Stock up on food items that do not require cooking or refrigeration.
  • Choose foods your family will eat.
  • Buy enough food for three to five days including non-perishable packaged or canned food, canned or shelf milk, cereal, etc., and snack foods. Choose salt-free crackers, whole grain cereals, and canned foods with high liquid content.
  • Avoid foods that will make you thirsty.
  • Assemble a Hurricane Cook Kit (see below).
  • As the storm approaches, purchase ice in the event of power outages after the storm.
  • Prepare only what is necessary for one meal.
Hurricane Cook Kit
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Bottle Opener
  • Paper Plates
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Utensils
  • Alternatives to an Electric Stove
  • Gas Stove
  • Gas Grill
  • Charcoal Grill (outside use only)
  • Sterno (canned heat)

Updated October 2013