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People in flood-prone towns stock up on essentials

3 years ago September 02, 2011 Sep 2, 2011 Friday, September 02 2011 Friday, September 02, 2011 5:42:11 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

PORT VINCENT - Cars and pickups lined up at gas stations in flood-prone Port Vincent as people filled up on gas and other last-minute supplies ahead of storms this weekend.

Some told News 2 the warnings for Tropical Storm Lee came too late to do serious preparations, but that doesn't mean they'll be going into the holiday weekend empty-handed.

"I'm just being real precautious right now, hoping I won't need it for my generator," said Ronnie Parker. "But if I do I'll use it, if not I'll put it in my boat and go fishing"

People filling up also said they wanted to get gas before prices spiked from a double-dose of demand from Labor Day and storm preparations.

Sandbags are available for people that want them at the Port Vincent fire station off Waterson Road.

 

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