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Generators coming off shelves fast at Tallahassee stores

Posted at 5:30 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 17:30:14-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The first line of defense when it comes to a hurricane is to be prepared.

Something people in the Big Bend know only too well after Hurricane Michael and being prepared for many means stocking up on generators and propane, and they're going fast.

Robert McIntyre, assistant manager at Ace Hardware, says they have about three or four generators left and they just re-filled their 1,000 gallon propane tank.

He says it started to get busy Thursday with an increased amount of people coming in to buy propane to run generators and to cook if the power goes out due to Hurricane Dorian. He says they are running low on things like generators, but will get a new delivery on Saturday morning.

He says he sees more people being proactive when it comes to being prepared for the storm this time around.

"A lot of people are better prepared because of Michael and they should have been," said McIntyre. "If that didn't wake folks up I don't know what to do. But a lot of people still have things left over from last year so we many not see as big a rush."

Other supplies flying off shelves at Ace Hardware include extension cords, gas cans, fuel oil and lamps, and flashlights.