The message in Cape Coral on Tuesday is that it is never too early to prepare. People are filling up on gas and grabbing emergency supplies. Some are ready to shut their homes uptight.
Russ Rosen, who has lived in Southwest Florida for 15 years, on Tuesday is seen filling up five gas cans for his home generator. He is not taking any chances getting ready for Tropical Storm Dorian, which could be heading this way.
“I do it in advance,” Rosen said, “because the crowds will start tomorrow morning.”
Rosen is not alone. From Publix to Home Depot, some are already stocking up. David Bezanson, with Shutters 239 in Cape Coral, told WINK News it had seen an influx of people calling them now. He attributes the calls to people being nervous about the storm.
The message from Bezanson and Home Depot Operations Manager Pete Slatter are one Southwest Florida has heard before: it is never too early to prepare.
At Slatter’s Home Depot off Pine Island Rd. in Cape Coral, its hurricane supplies are displayed in prominent positions.
“Customers are coming in saying, ‘it’s coming,'” Slatter said.