As Hurricane Sandy tears through the US and sets its eye on Canada, residents are taking all necessary precautions to make sure they have what they need if power is lost or conditions become too severe to leave their homes.
Grocery stores have been bombarded with consumers looking to stock up on essential food items. From bottled water to canned goods, there are several items that will help keep you and your family safe and healthy should conditions become too extreme to go outside.
To help make sure you’re prepared for Sandy, FoodSafety.gov has released several documents (including videos and podcasts) with tips and advice for keeping food and water safe during emergency situations like power outages and floods. You can read all of the information here.
Meanwhile, Livestrong.com has a full article on exactly what types of food to keep on hand when expecting hurricanes, tornados etc. Some of the items they recommend purchasing are: canned tuna, canned chicken, canned salmon (these are all fully cooked, healthy and require no refrigeration), canned and jarred fruit, canned vegetables, powdered or evaporated milk, unsalted nuts (almonds, peanuts etc), bread, peanut butter, crackers, pudding, bottled water, juice boxes and baby food.
If you have pets, make sure to stock up on pet food as well, as you never know when you’ll be able to make it back to the grocery store.
If you have any other advice for Foodbeat readers on hurricane food preparation, please leave your thoughts in the comment section below.