Hurricane Season - plan & prepare

With nearly a century of experience serving customers in the Southeast, we are committed to helping neighbors prepare during hurricane season. Being prepared is the best defense against severe weather. Stop by your local store for savings on everything you need to keep your family safe, fed and hydrated.

As a long-standing partner of the American Red Cross, we are committed to providing for our neighbors during unpredictable times. Winn-Dixie proudly supports the Red Cross Disaster Relief, which provides essential aid to those affected by disasters across the Southeast.

Read tips from the American Red Cross below to learn how to prepare your family ahead of severe weather during hurricane season. Be sure to review their Survival Kit Supplies list before you shop to ensure you are prepared when disaster strikes. Winn-Dixie is here to help you weather any storm!

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Know the difference

Hurricane Watch - Hurricane conditions are a threat within 48 hours. Review your hurricane plans, keep informed and be ready to act if a warning is issued.

Hurricane Warning - Hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours. Complete your storm preparations and leave the area if directed to do so by authorities.

What supplies do I need?

  • Water & Food—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person, per day
  • Medical supplies, including equipment, medications and hygiene items
  • First aid kit
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)

Be Ready

It’s never too early to be prepared. The American Red Cross offers a list of essentials to help you better protect yourself against hurricane dangers. When shopping at Winn-Dixie, look for signs on the shelf that make it easy to find these key items when stocking hurricane preparedness kits.

Click below to review while building your kit.

Survival Kit Supplies

What should I do?

  • Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS).
  • Fill your car’s gas tank.
  • Evacuate if advised by authorities. Be careful to avoid flooded roads and washed-out bridges.
  • Turn off propane tanks and unplug small appliances.
  • Check your disaster supplies and replace or restock as needed.

What do I do after?

  • Continue listening to a NOAA Weather Radio or the local news for the latest updates.
  • Drive only if necessary and avoid flooded roads and washed-out bridges.
  • Use the telephone only for emergency calls.
  • Stay out of any building that has water around it.
  • Keep away from loose or dangling power lines and report them immediately to the power company.
Winn-Dixie associates help the Red Cross load waters into truck

Tips from the American Red Cross

Check out these additional resources from the American Red Cross and learn how you can prepare for the storm:

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