I got this storm prep tip from a friend and wanted to share!
As I was getting ready for Hurricane Irma earlier this week, one of the items on my list was bagged ice. It's a good idea to have a few bags of ice in your freezer, and in the event that the power goes out, you can use it to keep your food from going bad until the electricity is restored.
Unfortunately, many stores are running low on bagged ice, and it can be hard to find with the storm just days away.
Before the storm hits, fill some Ziplock bags with water and put them in the freezer! If the power goes out, you'll have homemade ice packs! Either put them in your refrigerator, or use them to keep food cold in a cooler. Genius!
Sidenote: It's also a good idea to fill any available containers with tap water before the storm. If you end up with no running water, or your tap water becomes contaminated, you can use the water from the containers for cleaning, bathing, cooking, and flushing toilets. If you have a pool, you can use your pool water to flush toilets as well.