HOUSTON – People are starting to stock up on supplies ahead of the tropical depression. At the Home Depot in Sugar Land, Justin Brock grabbed one of the last remaining generators available on Friday.
“I feel blessed,” he said. “I’m not going to call it luck. I’m going to call it being blessed.”
The store saw a steady stream of customers but no major lines.
“Buckets, tarps, shovels, plywood, those are the things that normally fly off the shelf quickly,” said assistant manager Robert McCardell.
While Texans are no strangers to storms, the latest threat comes during a pandemic. Still, several customers said that doesn’t change the list of essential items needed to ride out the weather.
“I need to prepare with some flashlights and batteries, glow sticks and some gloves just in case we need to do something outside while it’s raining,” said Gerardo Perez.
He said he learned a tough lesson during Hurricane Harvey.
“We weren’t prepared to tell you the truth. Now, we are,” Perez said.