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Louisiana Hurricane Watch Food Supply

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Keep a two-week supply of all basic foods on hand throughout hurricane season. Replace stored goods every six months.

Non-perishable foods you can stock up on now

  • Canned and jarred meats and fish, such as tuna, chunky chicken or ham (Don’t
    forget the can opener)
  • Canned fruits (packed in juice, not in syrup)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned soups, stews and chili
  • Powdered and/or evaporated milk
  • Instant coffee, tea and cocoa
  • Unsalted nuts
  • Jelly and/or honey
  • Peanut butter
  • Powdered drink mixes (to make water more palatable)
  • Fruit juices, vegetable juices, diet soft drinks
  • Bouillon cubes
  • Nonperishable pudding and gelatin
  • Pet food
  • Items to add when a storm is approaching

Here are some items to buy when a storm is approaching to add variety to your emergency pantry:

  • Bottled water
  • Apples, lemons, bananas, oranges (all will keep several days at room temperature)
  • Individual packaged servings of pudding, applesauce and diced fruit
  • Individually packaged juices and drinks
  • Raisins and other dried fruits
  • Cheese spreads and cheese slices that don’t need refrigeration
  • Ready-made baby formula, not the powder or concentrate
  • Baby food in jars
  • Cookies, crackers or chips
  • Small boxes of dry cereal
  • Bread, muffins or bagels
  • Summer sausage, pepperoni
  • Condiments, including ketchup, mustard, onions, garlic, oil and vinegar (Virtually any condiment can spice up canned vegetables.)
  • Ice

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