Hurricane season, which lasts from June 1 – November 30 every year, is officially upon us. If you live in a region that’s subject to hurricanes, it’s time to prepare. If you live with chronic pain, you know how important it is to be prepared for all outcomes. You can never be too careful when it comes to natural disasters, so continue reading to find out what you need on your hurricane grocery list. We’ll cover all the items and supplies that will prepare you for any emergency that comes your way.
Covid-19 Related Hurricane Precautions
Your planning may be a lot different this year because of the need to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
When you check on neighbors and friends, be sure to follow social distancing recommendations (staying at least 6 feet from others) and other CDC recommendations to protect yourself and others.
During the pandemic, be sure to also include the following items to your hurricane shopping list
- Face masks
- Disinfectant wipes
- Hand sanitizer
Food Supply List
For this shopping list, take into consideration any dietary needs and allergies your family members may have when buying these items. Avoid perishable foods or anything that needs to be refrigerated or cooked. Instead, look for items with a long shelf life and can be eaten uncooked.
- Water, preferably bottled water – at least one gallon per person per day
- Juice – fruit juices, vegetable juices, juice boxes, juice pouches
- Powdered or individually packaged drink mixes
- Milk- evaporated or powdered milk
- Snack foods
- Canned foods – meats (tuna, salmon, corned beef, etc.), veggies (green beans, peas, etc.), fruits
- Dried meats and beef jerky
- Single-serving fruit cups, applesauce (buy apples and oranges when the storm is a few days away)
- Dried fruits – raisins, dates, apricots, etc.
- Granola bars
- Rice cakes
- Nuts and trail mix
- Nut butters – peanut butter, almond butter, etc.
- Canned soups, vegetables, chili, and stew
- Condiments – ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, (no mayonnaise since it needs refrigeration)
- Pet food and water (at least one gallon of water per day)
If you have a baby in your household, make sure to keep stocked on baby supplies as well. These include:
- Baby formula
- baby wipes
- baby powder
If your baby requires specific supplies, such as medications, make sure to keep at least a weeks worth of those items.
Emergency Hurricane Supply List
If a hurricane hits your home, you may find yourself without power and other necessities. To be as prepared as possible, make sure to keep these supplies in your hurricane kit:
- Battery-powered or hand-cranked radio
- First Aid Kit
- Extra batteries
- Dust masks
- Garbage bags and ties
- Tools – wrench and pliers
- Manual can opener
- Cellphones, cellphone chargers, and backup batteries
- Fire extinguisher
- Matches (store in a waterproof container)
- Lighter fluid
- Hand sanitizer
- Plastic wrap
- Aluminum foil
- Bleach and medicine dropper to disinfect water
- Waterproof containers and storage bins
Hurricane Personal Items List
You should make sure to keep any valuables in waterproof containers. You also don’t have to be uncomfortable during the storm. For your comfort make sure to store:
- Prescription medications
- Nonprescription medications such as pain relievers, antacids, laxatives, etc.
- Glasses, contacts, and cleaning solutions
- Feminine hygiene supplies and toiletries
- Blankets or sleeping bag for each person
- Mess kits
- Paper towels, cups, plates, napkins, and plastic utensils
- Cash or traveler’s checks
- Important family documents such as birth certificates, medical information, identification, bank account records, etc. Store these in waterproof containers.
- Books, games, and activities for children (or adults!)
No one ever wants to be stuck unprepared in the middle of a natural disaster, so it’s better to be prepared in case of a worst-case scenario. With hurricane season lasting five months and an average of nine to fifteen storms per season, it’s never too early to start planning for what could happen. It’s always a good idea to be on alert and ready to take your safety into your own hands. Make sure to account for your family’s needs when planning on what to get for your storm prep kit. These lists can always be tailored to fit your lifestyle. With this hurricane grocery list, you should be fully prepared!
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