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Grilled Cheese Cooked On Shutters? After Irma, Floridians Got Creative With Food

People get hungry during natural disasters, and processed, pre-packaged food can get old fast. But with a little imagination, some folks managed to make themselves some surprisingly good hot meals.
Greg Gatscher, left, and his son, Evan, prepare the house for Hurricane Irma. Little did they know these metal shutters would later become a cooktop. Source: Tara Gatscher

The power outages that followed hurricanes Harvey and Irma are unfortunately a common reality with powerful storms, just as is the fact that the affected people need to eat.

Hurricane diets can consist of a lot of processed, prepackaged food, but with a bit of imagination or preparation, hot meals are possible.

After Hurricane Irma hit Florida, Tara Gatscher and her family returned to their house in Tampa Bay to find that while the house

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