Shoppers prepare for storm

Posted at 4:44 PM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 21:11:28-04
Shoppers prepare for storm in Gulf of Mexico

Many across Acadiana are stocking up on hurricane supplies and essentials to get them through the next few days.
Some are also looking for ways to prevent flooding, once again.

"What we dealt with a few years ago with that rain event it flooded our house," Robert Lang of Youngsville said. Lang is talking about the historic flood in 2016. He says that brought water into his home.

He's now hoping that some preparation can prevent this from happening again.

"Another rain event like that we hope things are fixed, but we're not counting on it," Lang said. "We're trying to be prepared this time, we've got sandbags and everything."

He's not the only one, Robert Castro with Stine says he's seen hundreds of people purchase essential items for the storm.

"Yes we have seen a definite increase in traffic so far, " Castro said. "It's always important to be prepared for the unexpected. So far people are buying gas cans, extension cords, air conditioning units and generators. "

Added to that list; medication, identification, first aid kits, dust mask to help filter contaminated air, blankets, can openers and a backup charger for your cell phone.

A truck is expected to bring more hurricane supplies to Stine Thursday morning.