This post is sponsored by the Hurricane Preparedness promotion Publix. The opinions and text are all mine.
After experiencing the nerve racking feeling of Hurricane Irma back in 2017, my husband and I have been proactive in how we prepare for hurricane season.
From putting up our shutters, removing potential flying objects from the yard, charging up devices and purchasing batteries, to stocking up on nonperishable items; With a family of 5 we need to be prepared for a minor inconvenience to a worst case scenario.
Of course taking a shopping trip up to Publix to take advantage of $29 in savings to stock up for Hurricane Season is helpful, along with remembering what has worked best for us in the past.
Check Out Our Tips To Prepare For Hurricane Season!
Pickup Bottles of Water:
You never know what is going to happen to the water supply during a hurricane. In the event we do need to boil water, it is nice to have bottles of water on hand to hold us over . Buy any one (1) Zephyrhills® or Deer Park® Brand Natural Spring Water 12 pk./.5L and get one (1) FREE at Publix.
Purchase Batteries and Plugin Chargers:
Now I say this for 3 reasons; #1 my husband and I don’t want to be stuck with batteries that no longer work for flashlights or portable lanterns. #2 We want to be able charge our phones or tablets in case of an electrical outage. #3 Neither one of us want to be stuck with 3 kids who can’t play with toys or gaming devices while we wait for a hurricane.
Visit Publix to save on batteries: $2.00 off any one (1) Energizer® MAX® brand batteries (AA/AAA-16) or $3.00 off any one (1) Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™ brand batteries (AA/AAA-4, AA/AAA-8 or 9V-1) or $3.00 off any one (1) Energizer® MAX® brand batteries (AA/AAA-16, AA-24).
Remove Loose Objects from the Yard:
Want to avoid injury or busted out windows? It is time to survey the yard and remove any potential flying projectiles. This could be flower pots, metal decorations, a grill, a motorcycle, or patio furniture. Simply secure the items in a garage or indoors to prevent them from becoming airborne.
Stock Up On Non-Perishable Items:
Examples of these are canned goods, dried beans for soup, cereal, crackers, as well as Almond Milk. Plus, just because the electricity is out doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy breakfast. Save a $1.00 off any one (1) Almond Breeze® Shelf Stable Milk, 32 oz at Publix.
Take Photos of the Property:
It is important for insurance purposes to show what your property looked like before a hurricane approaches. We go from room to room as well as take snapshots of the exterior of our home. It wouldn’t hurt to do the same for any vehicles including car, boats and motorcycles.
Gas Up The Grill:
If we lose power it is nice to have a grill on hand to boil water or cook foods. Of course it won’t do anyone any good if it doesn’t have gas or charcoal to fire it up. Safety Tip: Wait till the danger is over to use a grill and only use it outside of your home.
Create An Emergency Supply Container:
Items included in our pack are Bug Repellent, Antibacterial Gel, Flash Lights, Batteries, Lighters, Candles, as well as Sunscreen and a tarp for leaks. In addition, you can add any important documents such as Wills, Power of Attorney, Insurance Information, or Deeds in Ziploc Bags to help keep them dry and easier to locate. Save a $1.50 off any one (1) Ziploc® Brand Big Bags, Space Bags or Flexible Totes 1-5 count.
How do you prepare for Hurricane Season? Any special items you purchase?
I hope you find our Tips To Prepare For Hurricane Season helpful. Plus, remember to visit your local Publix to take advantage of more than $29 in savings to stock up for Hurricane Season.
Carlee @ FLL
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