Living in North Carolina, we are frequently in the path of hurricanes. Luckily, we live 100 miles inland so the impact of most hurricanes is just a bit of wind, heavy rain, and power outages (except Fran in 1996 which was a bit more dramatic).
Still, one needs to stock up on food in case we are unable to get to the store for a few days. Generally this includes nutritious canned foods and water (which we have). But we have added to list a number of pleasurable foods. If you are going to be without power and hot and miserable, why not have a few yummy foods to eat? Number one on the list: Oreos!
Unlike earthquakes and other surprise natural disasters, there is usually plenty of notice that a hurricane may be coming our way. In this case, we shopped Wednesday for hurricane food and promptly ate all the food. So timing is critical in buying hurricane yummies – early enough to safely avoid shopping during the storm, but not too early!
Blue skies here in NC after Irene…best wishes to the Northeast today!