ARTICLES / General /
Hurricane Preparedness for Caregivers /
Medieros, Staff Writer
Websites and printed information on quantities
of food and water are excellent guidelines.
You can overstock if you choose, but keep the
recommended amounts on hand until the season is
fully over. To prevent expiration, rotate your
supplies within hurricane season.
Don’t wait until the last minute to check and buy
batteries or any other items. If you need to
make a last minute trip to the store, focus on items
that will keep. Buying perishable foods when a
storm is imminent will waste money and food reserves
if the power goes out. Although you may buy a
gallon of ice cream for the “lights out party,” make
sure you have non-perishable fun foods when the
fridge should be kept closed.
Thinking ahead will offer you a sense of comfort
and give your loved one a feeling of security.