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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS: FOOD AND WATER

    • Food and water should last for 72 hours: Make sure you have enough supplies to last everyone in the house for at least 72 hours. More is better!
    • Quality Water Filter: Clean drinking water is a top priority. Get a quality water filter!
    • Use good food rotation practices: If you’re keeping an emergency kit stocked with some food supplies, replace food items every six months to ensure freshness and safety.
    • Be aware of “boil water” alerts: After a storm, you may have to boil water for a few days due to flooded wells, spilled sewage and other contamination.
    • Get out your ice chest: Fill an ice chest with ice or dry ice before and after the storm to keep food cold.
    • Canned foods: Canned meat, fish, fruits, soups, milk and vegetables are all smart, easy-to-prepare options.
    • Stock up on non-perishable foods: The power will probably go out, so acquire foods that don’t require refrigeration.
    • Cooking without electricity: Fill your BBQ grill tank. Do you have a camp stove?
    • Use camping gear: If you have basic camping gear like a small grill, you can make simple meals while the power’s out.
    • Baby formula, diapers: Don’t forget to store enough baby formula, baby food, diapers, if this applies to your situation.

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