Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. It’s important to be prepared. Rebecca King, consumer affairs manager with The Kroger Co., provides a checklist of items that families should always have in their pantry in the event of a power outage that may last several days or more.
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Hurricane Preparation Pantry Checklist
Source: The Kroger Co.
Water: 2 Quarts to 1 Gallon Per Day, Per Person
Canned & Powdered Milk
Canned Juice & Sports Drinks
Canned Foods: Soups, Tuna, Vegetables, Fruit Cups, etc.
Snacks: Cookies, Crackers, Chips, etc.
Snack Spreads: Peanut Butter, Jelly, Cheese Spread, etc.
Manual Can Opener
Flashlight & Batteries
Paper Plates, Plastic Cups, Forks, Knives and Spoons
Plastic Baggies, various sizes
Paper Towels & Cleansing Wipes
Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer
Insect Repellent Spray
Candles and Matches
Charcoal & Lighter Fluid
Pet Food & Pet Supplies, if applicable
Diapers, Wipes & Baby Formula, if applicable
Supply of Medical Prescriptions, if applicable