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Keep Those Hurricane Supplies Around A Little Longer

Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Hurricane Dorian may have bypassed Florida, but storm season is not over and relief agencies like Second Harvest of Central Florida are staying vigilant. 

Second Harvest had about a million pounds of supplies ready to go ahead of Hurricane Dorian. The non profit’s hurricane supplies include meals ready to eat, water and other goods with a long shelf life. Vice President of Development Greg Higgerson said the food will keep until the end of Hurricane Season. 

“We’re mindful of the fact that another storm could be coming our way in the next couple of months, God forbid, so we’ll remain prepared to serve Central Florida should we need to do that,”  said Higgerson.

“And that’s our message to the rest of the community as well. If people were prepared and built up a good hurricane kit at home, you might want to consider hanging onto those items at least through the end of November when hurricane season comes to a close.”

The peak of hurricane season is between mid August and late October.

Higgerson said he’s received calls about helping the Bahamas, but Second Harvest is focused on hunger in the US. He’s encouraging people to donate to the Bahamas through international relief organizations like the Bahamas Red Cross. 

“You know again, unfortunately we are a domestic hunger relief organization as part of Feeding America. There are some great international relief organizations that are working out there right now, and we are strongly encouraging people that want to help the Bahamas and Abaco to donate their support through those organizations.”







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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »