Hurricane Sandy is getting closer to the east coast, and experts estimate it could leave 10 million people without power. If you live in an area that may be affected, act now to prepare yourself for several days without power. In addition to bottled water, flashlights, and batteries, you will need to prepare to manage your food allergies during a natural disaster:
- Make your emergency medical kit is stocked.
- Have plenty of allergy-safe food on hand.
- Have a way to cook without power - a grill, camp stove, or fireplace.
- Be extra cautious of cross-contamination when cooking out and cleaning up with minimal water at hand.
If you are evacuated, bring as much allergy-safe food with you as you possibly can. It may be difficult to find safe food on the road or in a shelter.