Hurricane Food Preparedness

While hurricanes do give us some warning, it is a good idea to be well-prepared before a storm approaches. Also, having a a hurricane food supply kit could be invaluable in the event of a less predictable emergency.

Planning Your Hurricane Food Supplies

Click here to watch a video that takes you through the step-by-step process of planning your hurricane food supplies. You will learn how to:

    Choose the right container size for your family

    Select the best food packaging

    Handle food safely to keep your family healthy

    How to use the Hurricane Food Supply Checklist

Hurricane Food Supply Checklist

Our hurricane food checklists can help Hillsborough County residents make sure that a family (of up to four) has enough healthy food for three days in the event of a hurricane.

Included on the checklist are suggestions on the types of foods to store, the types of containers to use, and other materials that might be needed if the power goes out.

Safe Food Handling after the Storm (94KB pdf)

If the power does go out, use this publication to keep you and your family safe.  It explains,

  • How to determine what foods are safe, and for how long
  • What foods can be safely kept
  • Which foods can be cooked
  • Which foods must be discarded

Solar Cookers

Be prepared for power outages with a Solar Cooker. You can have hot meals, not lose food to waste and keep your family happy courtesy of the sun.


Hurricane photo

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