Gearing Up On a Budget
Residents spend hundreds of dollars every year purchasing hurricane supplies such as bottled water, gasoline and nonperishable food items. In many cases, people wait until a storm threatens South Florida to make a last-minute rush to local stores to purchase supplies, usually resulting in a large expenditure.
Remember, it's more cost-efficient to build your kits little by little, using what you already have at home whenever possible.
- Purchase an extra can or box of non-perishable food or other supplies for your hurricane kit during each trip to the grocery store, making use of coupons and sales when available.
- Combine resources with family, friends and neighbors to save money buying in bulk, then divide the items up.
- Fill containers 2/3 full with tap water and keep them in your freezer for ice after a storm.
- Make bed rolls from your existing comforters and blankets.
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