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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
"It's definitely heading towards us to some degree so we might as well be ready for it," Montgomery resident Jim Williams said.
The National Hurricane Center and American Red Cross suggest you have a kit that will carry you through a week or two after a storm.
You should have at least one gallon of water daily per person for seven to ten days, an ax to use if you stay and need to escape from your house and blankets and pillows. Don't forget your rain gear and sturdy shoes. Medicines should be in the kit, along with special items for babies and the elderly and your toiletries and hygiene items.
Some essential items for your storm ready box should include non-perishable items like canned tuna, canned soup and crackers. Don't forget your batteries, baby and pet food if you need it. Those important documents can be stored in a Ziploc bag. Your bleach and bottled water should be stored outside of the box as well as your flashlights."
Winn-Dixie on Atlanta Highway has a storm kit display and stocked shelves.
"So we are making arrangements already not only to protect our product, but to make sure we have the product that everyone needs," Winn-Dixie District Manager Richard Campbell said.
Workers are stocking the shelves with items like bread, water and canned food items at Calhoun Foods on Fairview ave.
"We got displays of water, we go dry goods, canned goods on sale, paper towels, plates," Calhoun Foods Manager Larry Mitchell said.
Withdrawing some cash from the ATM and having a radio handy are also recommended. Don't forget about placing tools in your storm box as well.