Now that parts of Florida are under a hurricane warning, with Hurricane Matthew, immediately begin preparations and make an evacuation plan.
Drinking water and canned goods are essential to get through the aftermath of a storm. With the current threat, here is a five-step checklist with items you need to buy at the grocery store now.
As of Wednesday morning, many stores have restocked shelves that were stripped bare on Tuesday.
South Florida Publix markets have water, food and other essential storm supplies.
"Our warehouse/distribution centers' water supply is at full capacity and stores are receiving deliveries throughout the day and night," says spokeswoman Nicole Krauss. "Our supply chain and distribution centers are well prepared to maintain product shipment and delivery to stores; and our store teams are working vigilantly to get items off of delivery trucks and on to the shelves for our customers as fast as possible."
For hours and other information visit Publix.com/Storm.
Here's a checklist of items to take to the store:
1. Bottled water: Figure on 20 gallons for a family of four.
2. Canned and dry goods: 20 cans of tuna, chicken, beans, chili, soups, can opener; peanut butter, powdered drink mix, juices, cookies, cracker, chips, bread, pet food.
3. Medications: Be sure you have prescription medications for up to two weeks.
4. Batteries: All sizes to power flashlights.
5. Paper goods: Freezer bags, garbage bags, paper plates, paper towels and bleach and bug spray
Make your own checklist with our Sun Sentinel Hurricane Planner tool. Print out the list and bring it to the store.
Fill cars with gas, buy fuel for generators, get cash and identify an evacuation route and storm shelters.