If you haven’t heard, Hurricane Sandy is on her way headed straight toward the mid-atlantic East Coast.
I’m located in Philadelphia and, after finding out that the direct hit of the storm is coming about an hour south of here, I started to actually become alarmed.
Don’t worry… I’m prepared. The only thing I’m missing is a battery-powered radio. My porch is locked down, my car is parked in an area that’s free of any trees or power lines and I’ve got food cooking on the stove as the radio streams over my computer.
Officials and weather folks are forewarning that with the potential of 12 inches of rain and 80 mile per hour wind gusts, electricity might be something eluding residents (like myself) for days. Luckily, I have an older gas stove so even if electricity goes out, I can still cook.
I wanted to share what I’ve got to give you some ideas of what you can reach for in this serious weather situation (a.k.a. the Frankenstorm).
Gluten-Free Food Stuffs:
- Soup (chicken soup, lentil soup)
- Roasted sweet potatoes
- Nut Butters
- Homemade Almond Milk
- Bottles of filtered water from the Tap
- Frozen veggies
- Frozen legumes
- Baby carrots
- Granola (Both Purely Elizabeth and KIND)
- Frozen meat in freezer
- Cans of tuna fish
- Eggs (for my husband)
- Working flashlights
- Candles & matches
- Extra batteries
- Full gas tank
I also have been making my own ice cubes in case we lose power and I need to keep things cold.
Thus I’m ‘hunkering down’ and waiting this one out. Last year’s hurricane spawned tornadoes in the middle of the night, so here’s hoping that everyone (yes, EVERYONE) stays safe and dry.
What would you do in times like this when a major natural disaster is upon you?
What are your go-to foods to have on hand?
Where are you located and how many days are you prepared for should the power go out?