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Food and Water Supplies

Supplies: Do you have enough food and water?

Whether you have experience preparing for emergency situations, or this is your first hurricane, your essentials are an important part of what you need to be ready for the storm. Often people ask, how much food & water is enough? Read more to learn about how to be prepared.

Basics for Hurricane Water Supplies

Unopened commercially bottled water is the safest and most reliable source of water in an emergency. If you find that you do not have bottled water, you can make your water safe to drink by following the CDC guide for making water safe in an emergency here.

How much water do I need in case of an emergency?

According to CDC guidelines below are helpful guides to ensure you have enough water.

  • Store at least 1 gallon of water per person per day for 3 days for drinking and sanitation.
    If you have the room, try to store a 2-week supply.
  • If you are in hot climates, have a pregnant woman in the household, or persons who are sick consider storing more water to be safe.
  • Be sure to note the expiration date for store-bought water.
  • If storing water for extended periods replace non-store-bought water every 6 months.
  • For general cleaning and sanitizing store a bottle of unscented liquid household chlorine bleach (label should say it contains between 5% and 9% of sodium hypochlorite) to disinfect your water per cdc guidelines.

Read more about water supply needs on the cdc website here.

The Importance of Hydration


If you have a medical condition that requires ongoing treatment using medical equipment powered by electricity or medicines that require refrigeration, it is important to consult your physician regarding a plan for loss of power.

Helpful Resources Related to Hurricanes

Read on our blogs for more information about water, food, and other resource stocking needs.