JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Stores are making sure their shelves are full in case there is a run on items such as bread and generators, and some residents are starting to stock up in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac.
Judy Miller isn't taking any chances when it comes to preparing for Isaac. She made two trips to the grocery store Thursday to get extra food.
"We've pretty much lived here since 1969. We know what to do to get ready," Judy Miller said.
But many Jacksonville residents don't seem too concerned, and the stores First Coast News stopped by didn't have any empty shelves.
John Warman said he is not doing anything to prepare.
"I'm not worried about it, we don't know if it's going to be here or not," Warman said.
Governor Rick Scott is urging Floridians to be prepared and have a three-day supply of food and water on hand along with other emergency supplies.
At Lowe's Home Improvement, store disaster preparedness displays have been set up to help customers easily find supplies they will need such as flashlights, batteries and large water containers.
"We prepare at least five days in advance for any storm making landfall and after that we follow it around the clock to be able to provide everything customers and residents need," said Lowe's manager Jerry Vega.
As for Miller, she is keeping a close eye on Isaac and is getting ready for whatever he may bring.
"Top off the gasoline, my husband does the generator and we make sure we've got batteries," Miller said.
FEMA is packing 18-wheelers with emergency supplies stored at its warehouse near Atlanta. The agency says they will be driven to the NAS Jacksonville on Friday to distribute to any areas that are hard hit. FEMA chose Jacksonville as a staging area because it does
not expect the city to be at the center of the storm.
For emergency preparedness tips, visit floridadisaster.org.
First Coast News