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Hurricane Irma watch: Storm food and kitchen prep 101

Hurricane Irma watch: Storm food and kitchen prep 101

Batten down the hatches (and fine china). With Category 5 Hurricane Irma looming and South Florida expected to soon be placed under hurricane watch, now is the time for some Storm Kitchen Prep 101. For those who weathered last year’s near-miss from Hurricane Matthew, don’t get complacent or pooh-pooh the incessant media hype. And for those who weren't around for Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and have never experienced a direct hurricane hit, take a deep breath and don't freak out. Now is the time to get prepared and be vigilant.

If you live in an evacuation zone and get the order to leave, pack your essentials (clothes, important documents, passport, medications) and bring a cooler with...

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