LEE COUNTY, Fl. - You may have noticed your grocery store had bottled water and batteries closer to the front of the store Wednesday.
It's time to stock up
Don't be complacent and think that you've seen what a hurricane can do because chances are really good that you haven't seen the worst that they can do," says Emergency Management Planner, Gerald Campbell.
Campbell says families need to get their storm kit ready. Include food that doesn't need to be cooked and at least one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days. Have battery operated lights and keep all your important papers with you.
"In the last couple of hours with the most recent updates it's become much more popular aisle," says Britta Anderson.
Home Depot Store Manager, Britta Anderson is talking about the generator aisle, another item she says is vital during a possible hurricane.
"With a lot of houses on septic pumps you need it to have water so you have to have a generator to keep their water going. Some people can live without electricity for a couple of days but you really need that water," she says.
"Know where they'll go to be safer from the storm or if we are to evacuate, how will they get there," Campbell adds.
Campbell says rule of thumb, prepare for the worst.
"Sturdy clothes and sturdy shoes because when you come back, there may be a lot of heavy work to do and may be debris in the streets so it's not gonna be shorts and flip flops time after a hurricane," he says.