73°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Tue
75°
67°
70%
Wed
71°
52°
40%
Thu
71°
51°
10%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

EBR residents get in last-minute storm purchases

2 years ago Tuesday, August 28, 2012 6:31:46 PM CDT August 28, 2012 Tuesday, August 28 2012 Aug 28, 2012 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - People in East Baton Rouge Parish made last-minute purchases and preparations ahead of Hurricane Isaac's arrival today.

Ernest Richard joined dozens of people filling sandbags to protect their homes.

"I'm concerned about my family and how safe my family is," Richard said.

At the same time, dozens of people filled the B-Quik on Perkins Road, filling up their cars and gas cans for generators back home. Many were concerned what would happen in the wake of the storm.

"I think the prices will probably go up," said Lauren Knaps.

Managers at the gas station said they were prepared to stay open throughout the storm, with generators to keep pumps going. They advised people to make sure they have cash ready in the days ahead, though.

"Everyone may need to have cash because if the satellite or network goes down, they won't work any longer so should have cash if that happens," said Shawn Perry with B-Quik.

DPW crews also made last-minute preparations to unclog any drains that stop up when the storm moves in. People living in the parish who have questions about the storm can also call 311.

 

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Not Available
73°
70°
Tue
Strong Storms
75°
67°
Wed
AM Showers
71°
52°
Thu
Mostly Cloudy
71°
51°
Fri
Mostly Sunny
76°
53°