Thursday 29 August
By Gregory Daniel Portrait
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At the time of this message hurricane Dorian has its eye on our east coast.  It's game time for preparations and we get a lot of questions about what to do with our portraits.  Our portrait archives go back 40 years so feel safe we can reproduce your treasure if something were to happen.  We no longer have wedding archives so you will need to protect your wedding albums and the negatives if you purchased them.

Below is a great check list of preparation reminders I found on 


Zero-Prep Food:

  • 1 Gallon of drinking water per day per person
  • Dry cereal
  • Canned fruits
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned juice
  • Ready to eat canned soups and meats
  • Canned pasta
  • Canned beans
  • Peanut Butter
  • Bread
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Crackers
  • Nuts
  • Granola and energy bars

Minimal-Prep Food:

  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Seasoning
  • Oats


  • First aid kit
  • Toilet paper
  • Moist towelettes
  • Garbage bags
  • Dish soap
  • Aluminum foil
  • Paper towels
  • Paper plates and cups
  • Plastic utensils
  • Food storage bags or containers
  • Flashlight
  • Tool kit
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Rain gear
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Rope
  • Duct tape
  • Grill
  • Charcoal
  • Lighter
  • Lighter fluid
  • Cash
  • Manual can opener
  • Fully-charged cell phone
  • Strike-anywhere matches

Pet Supplies

  • Pet food
  • Leash and collar
  • Water and food bowls
  • Carrier

Baby Supplies

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Formula or baby food
  • Bottles
  • Rash ointment

Protect Your Electronics from Storms

While you're running through your storm preparedness checklist, make sure you include your home's electrical devices. A surge protection plan from Direct Energy helps cover the repair or replacement of mobile electronic devices, home electronics and major appliances in case of a damaging power surge.

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