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Hurricane and Foods

Dr. Kasia Kines, Nutritionist, CEO and founder of EBV Educational Institute
Virtual clinic serving the US and globally
[email protected]

If you live on the East Coast, this weekend can be dangerous with the possible hurricane. Please be safe and read some of the hints about foods to pack and food safety. You need to stock up for at least three days.

1. You need fresh water: 1 gallon per person per day.

2. If you lose power, your freezer will keep cold enough for about 36 hrs if it is full, or 24 hrs if half full. Fill it up with containers with water immediately.

3. Stock up on raw foods like unripe bananas, tangerines, apples, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, celery, avocados, olives.

4. Stock up on dry fruits like raisins, dates, or figs and organic nuts of any kind you can find.

5. Fill a cooler with ice and keep it handy if to leave your home. Fill it with more perishable foods only as you leave.

6. Get some organic canned soups e.g. by Amy’s (split pea, vegetarian chili, lentil) and canned beans like garbanzo, pinto or black beans. Some whole grain crackers will be helpful too.

7. Make sure you have a manual can opener, knives, spoons, forks, and a small cutting board.

8. If your cans, pots, or utensils get flooded, you will need to rip off all paper from the cans, and boil cans/utensils/pots 15 minutes in boiling water.

9. Don’t forget to secure food and water for your companion animals.

For more on food safety during an emergency, visit  USDA: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets/keeping_food_Safe_during_an_emergency/index.asp

For non-food related hints, visit BGE’s tips:

http://www.bge.com/customerservice/stormsoutages/stormcenter/beforeastorm/Pages/default.aspx

Let’s all hope the hurricane will miss us. Stay safe and hydrated.

Dr. Kasia Kines, Nutritionist, CEO and founder of EBV Educational Institute
Virtual clinic serving the US and globally
[email protected]

7 Comments

  1. Posted on August 26, 2011 at 2:17 PM by Ami

    Here’s to keeping you safe and everyone prepared. Thanks Kasia.

  2. Posted on August 26, 2011 at 2:35 PM by Joanne

    Thank you, Kasia for the pertinent and very timely reminders!

  3. Posted on August 26, 2011 at 2:49 PM by Pam Shoemaker

    Thanks Kasia for putting this important information together, hopefully we will not need it but it’s better to be prepared just in case!

  4. Posted on August 27, 2011 at 8:18 PM by Nelle

    What a great list Kasia. I was just thinking I could drink gin all weekend long. Good reminders. Miss seeing you but I’m down 18 pounds and feeling fabulous. xoxo, Nelle

  5. Posted on August 27, 2011 at 9:16 PM by kkines1

    Well to go!!! Great to hear from you Nelle. Be safe tonight. In a few hrs we will know how bad this can be. Some of my zip log bags leaked in the freezer! Live and learn. Should have checked sooner! Kasia

  6. Posted on August 27, 2011 at 9:17 PM by kkines1

    We only have a few hrs left before it hits us. Be safe, Pam!

  7. Posted on August 27, 2011 at 9:21 PM by kkines1

    Great to hear from you Ami – thank you for reading the post. We are all here safe in homes on the East Coast. I have been buying more raw foods and cooking some foods too. Lots of filtered water in pots and pans. Made a great guacomole….Life can be very simple when you are forced to respect the elements and stay home. Will be enjoying the kitchen more. Let’s just hope electricity stays on. Sending my best all the way to WA!

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