A fire department in North Carolina posted a list of survival hacks ahead of Hurricane Florence.

They are kind of brilliant. Also, I have actually done one, and I am not prepared for ANYTHING.

1.) Fill Ziplock bags with water, and freeze them.  Then if the power goes out, move them to the fridge to keep your food cold.  Two-liter bottles and milk jugs work well too.

Gold Hill Volunteer Fire Department

Freeze ziploc bags with water ???? for extra ice to keep freezers and coolers colder longer

2.  Fill your washing machine with ice to use as a cooler, so you don’t have to worry about draining it afterward.

3.  Fill your bathtub with water, just in case you need it.  You can use it to wash your hands or flush the toilet.

4.  Those solar-powered lights lining your walkway outside can come INSIDE and light your house.  Just put them back outside during the day to recharge.

5.  In case of flooding, take a bunch of garbage bags, fill them a third of the way with water, and hang them so they line the bottom of your outside doors.  They basically act like sandbags to keep water from flooding in.

What storm hacks do you have?