JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores kicked off the start of Hurricane season, which runs June 1 through Nov. 30, with a stock up and save sale.
"We are offering a number of Buy One, Get One sales, 10 for $10 items, and 'Save 'til' offers. That's in addition to our Winn-Dixie brand products, which are better than or equal in quality to national brands at a significant cost savings," said Mary Kellmanson, group vice president marketing, in a press statement last week.
She noted that the American Red Cross and emergency management officials urge people to have a "hurricane kit" with enough medicine, bottled water, canned and nonperishable foods, paper products, flashlights and batteries to last at least three days in case a tropical storm knocks out power. Experts suggest keeping on hand one gallon of water per person per day, along with food and first aid supplies.
By meteorologists’ accounts this year’s hurricane season is expected to be a very active one. Experts predict the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season will have 12 to 18 named storms, six to 10 of which are predicted to become hurricanes. Forecasters expect three to six of those will strengthen to major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson scale) with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour.