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A Florida Girl’s Storm Preparedness Kit Must-Haves

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I’m a Florida girl through and through. I’ve lived here since I was small and that means I’ve been through my share of storms. We are blessed to not have had a direct hit here in Tampa in my lifetime, but they’re always telling us we’re over due. Yikes! Hence, why a storm preparedness kit is most necessary. And even if we weren’t directly hit, we’ve experienced plenty of rough weather thanks to storms that have slammed our state.

So, storm preparedness is something that’s always top of mind this time of year. And that means us Floridians, and anyone who lives in an area hurricanes have targeted, need to have storm preparedness kits, complete with must-haves like batteries, ready! Thank goodness our local Walmart is just a hop, skip and a jump away!

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hurricane prep items in a bin

That being said, as much as those of us who are likely to be in a hurricane’s path at some point worry about being hit, we don’t always prepare for a storm as much as we should. Once the storm is upon you it’s too late to stock up on all the necessities you may need if your city is struck.

You may be without power or the ability to shop for days, even weeks. So, it’s important to stock up on as much as you can ahead of storm season. And being that we’re nearly a month in, it’s definitely time to finish up your storm preparedness kit if you haven’t already! 

Hey, you probably already have several of these things on hand. You just want to make sure you can find everything fast if need be!

storm prep kit items in bin

energizer batteries and other storm prep must haves in a bin

Storm Preparedness Kit Tips

We actually have a closet devoted to hurricane prep, but I thought I would gather together a sampling of the types of things we put in our hurricane preparedness kit to make your storm prep shopping easier!

  • Batteries: I recommend the Energizer® MAX AA Batteries 8 pack and Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™ AA Batteries 4 pack. Did you know that the Energizer MAX® AA batteries hold their world-famous power for up to 10 years while in storage? That makes them perfect for your storm kit! Plus, the new packaging makes it easier to navigate on the shelf. Who doesn’t love that pink bunny? Haha! And with features like the AA and AAA sizes being their #1 longest-lasting MAX™ batteries and protection from damaging leaks, you can see why I love these batteries!
  • As far as the Lithium batteries go, they’re the world’s longest lasting AA battery. If we need anything in our storm kit, it’s batteries that last! They actually hold the Guinness World Record title for the Longest-Lasting AA Battery. With a 20 year shelf life, I’m not surprised. And their leak resistant design and light weight make them stock worthy too. I could go on and on, but let’s get to the rest of our storm preparedness kit!
  • Flashlight
  • Candles
  • Lighter
  • First Aid Kit
  • Water
  • Non-perishable food
  • Hygiene items
  • Medication

hurricane preparation items in a bin

energizer batteries in the store aisle

More Storm Preparedness Tips

And you obviously want things like your cell phone, portable charger, battery powered radio, cash, extra fuel for your cars and maybe even a generator too if you can swing it. Your storm preparedness kit is deeply personal and should contain all the things your family can’t live without. 

So, are you ready to start stocking up on your own storm survival kit must haves? Shop below to add Energizer batteries to your kit!



I want you to remember something my friends. Hurricane season lasts through November, so it just started! Trust me, you’ll never regret preparing for a storm, but you’ll always regret not preparing for one! Just think about your family, your kids…Anything you can do to make storm season less stressful for everyone is more than worth the time you put in! Here’s to smiling faces all season long!

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