June 1st starts hurricane season and it’s just around the corner. We were fortunate we did not have any major hurricanes last year but this year is predicted to be another active hurricane season. With the rough weather going on around the country you just never know. So once again it’s time to evaluate how we’re doing in terms of hurricane preparedness:
- We need to pick up a few more canned goods to replace the ones we’ve rotated through. I’d like to pick up powdered milk and non-dairy creamer for the pantry. We bought extra granola bars on our last trip to Costco.
- We also bought extra large heavy duty trash bags in case trash collection is delayed from a hurricane.
- Water is definitely on the list. We have some bottled water but not enough. I would not want to be getting in line at the grocery store next time there is a hurricane warning. I’ve been at a grocery store before a hurricane and it is not pretty.
- Need to fill up the spare gasoline storage container. We use the gas within a month to avoid spoilage. Because of the small space we cannot store a lot of gasoline.
- Now would be a good time to buy extra pet food, and extra cat litter too.
- Checked the batteries and flashlights to make sure they work. Bought a couple more flashlights for the nightstands.
- We should buy paper plates, cups and utensils, just in case water is interrupted I don’t want to have dirty dishes.
- Replaced emergency cash that had gotten used up.
- Catching up on doing all the laundry in advance, including sheets and towels that usually get stranded in the pile; I don’t want to add more piles of dirty laundry if electricity gets interrupted. This one is a quirk of mine, it’s optional but I like to plan ahead 🙂