Preparation underway in SWFL ahead of possible impacts of Tropical Storm Elsa

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The time is now to be prepared Thursday should Tropical Storm Elsa impact Southwest Florida next week. From knowing your plan to checking your hurricane kit, it’s good to always be ready.

When it comes to stocking up for a storm, Judy Labrun knows it’s never too early.

“When I saw it on the news this morning, I just decided it’s time to start getting ready,” Labrun said.

Getting ready while shelves at Walmart, Publix, Home Depot and BJ’s are still relatively full with essentials such as batteries, generators, flashlights and water.

“They do have plenty of water, but everyone is buying it up,” Labrun said.

“The water is disappearing fast,” James Greer said.

Water is on the top of Greer’s list hurricane prep list.

It’s on Lou Chignoli’s too. Chignoli made sure he grabbed his gallons and his gas cans. He’s lived through Hurricane Irma, so he knows to top off his supplies before the rush.

“As soon as they start talking about it could take that track, you know, it’s not like these products are going to go to waste,” Chignoli said. “The water will stay forever.”

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