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Hurricane Preparation: Food

It’s hard to imagine making food for you and your family without modern conveniences like the fridge or stove, but it is exactly that situation you could face during a hurricane. It is common for electricity, internet, and other services to be out of order. So with so many everyday appliances unusable, how do you prepare?


It is important to have at least a 3 day supply of food and water, and to purchase these early on as super markets can run out quickly. This also applies to any pet food, baby formula, or medications you and your family may need. Here are a few nonperishable food suggestions to help you out!


Protein- ensuring you receive an adequate amount of protein will help you feel fuller and more energized. A few good non perishable options are canned beans, canned tuna, Spam, and protein bars are all good options.


Carbohydrates- keeping your body fueled with carbs will give you immediate energy to tackle the day. Some options to stock could include whole grain bread, rice cakes, and cereals.



Fats- good for brain health and sustained energy. Nuts such as almonds, walnuts, and pecans are all very good options. Granola and trail mix can also help!

Don’t forget your liquids as well. On top of having water, keep stock of some energy drinks or Gatorade to maintain your electrolytes.


At AJS, we understand that hurricane season can be a challenging part of the year, and we are committed to helping you and your properties. For any lifting, reconstruction, or building, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!

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