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What to Buy For Your Home in Case of a Hurricane

Prepping for a hurricane is stressful, especially because you usually don’t have very much time to get everything together.

If you live in an area that is prone to hurricanes, it is extremely important that you stock your home with all the necessary essentials prior to a storm hitting. 

How many times have you seen pictures of shelves completely cleared at grocery stores pre-hurricane? Don’t let this happen to you!

Not only will prepping beforehand keep you safe in the event of a storm, but it’ll also ease a little bit of your stress and anxiety.

From food to supplies, here’s everything you should have in your home, just in case disaster strikes! 

Zero-Prep Food

In case the power goes out during a storm, you want to make sure you have enough ready-to-eat food to last you at least a week. 

Make sure to stock up on canned vegetables, dry cereal, peanut butter, bread, nuts, crackers, granola bars…whatever you prefer.

Bottled Water

It is equally as important to make sure you have enough water, should the power go out. Grab some big jugs of water (enough for about a gallon a day, per person in your home). 

Also, if you have room in your freezer, grab a couple of bags of ice.

Supplies

Alright, here’s where the list gets a little long. First things first, make sure you’re stocked up on paper towels and toilet paper. 

Grab some paper plates and napkins, garbage bags, a flashlight, candles, first-aid kit, and a manual can opener. 

Double-check that you have enough batteries to power your necessities around the house (candles, flashlights, radios, etc) and also make sure you have enough matches or lighter fluid.

Another handy thing to own, especially if you want to cook, is a portable grill. However, you’ll need to make sure you have enough gas.

Pet Supplies

If you have a pet, make sure that you have enough food to last them a decent amount of time. If they take medication, confirm you won’t run out during a storm.

A Generator

Generators are expensive, but it may be a worthy investment if you live in an area that gets hit by storms frequently. If you find yourself prepping for a hurricane at least once a year (or more), it might be time to grab a generator. 

They usually cost between $2,000 to $10,000, depending on the size, but they’ll be able to power your refrigerator, some lights, or whatever you need to be powered up. 

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