If you've ever been through a storm, you know that having the right supplies handy can make a world of difference. That's why area retailers are encouraging you to stock up before it's too late.
The crowd today at Lowe's in Panama City was pretty sparse Sunday, but workers say they expect much more people to crowd the aisles as Debby gets closer to making landfall. As with every severe storm there are essential items you may want to pick up. Here's a list, courtesy of the Red Cross:
Sandbags may also be necessary, as flooding is expected around the Panhandle. Lowe's assistant store manager Marti Gillen shares an important tip for where you should place your sandbags if flooding is imminent where you live.
"The doors and windows of the wind direction it's blowing, that's the side of the house you really want to concentrate on," Gillen said. "Because with the gust of winds, the water can blow right under the doors and windows."