SWFL continues to prepare for Elsa


Bonita Springs

Tropical Storm Elsa can affect southwestern Florida, so it’s time to add all these essentials to your hurricane kit.

People are hoarding supplies and filling up gas, especially in some stores that closed on July 4.

For now, water is still a popular product. Lukiyl doesn’t run out of batteries, flashlights, wood and more in the Home Depot.

People are trying to get their necessities, but they say they’re still calm.

Peter and Joanna Goumeis make sandbags and gas epics. They have been hit by storms many times and say you can never be too careful.

“At least there are plenty of flashlights, batteries, and water, especially water. The food you can eat so you don’t have to cook if you’re told it’s best to evacuate is to be aware of what they say.” Said Gumenis.

People feel prepared for everything Elsa brings to southwest Florida.

They are planning and preparing supplies. If you’re heading to Publix for last-minute hopping tonight, be sure to get the WINK News Hurricane Guide.

But how does this affect people’s plans for Independence Day?

Most people come from other parts of Florida, such as Miami and Tampa, just to enjoy the weekend. Those people say they are ahead of the storm so far.

Some have decided to leave on Monday or Tuesday night, while others are preparing for the rain.

Juan Seggy and Gonzalo Fernandez are visiting from Miami. “Yes, it’s just a tropical cyclone, it’s just rain. Bring it when it comes,” Seggy said.

“I was just going to leave on Monday. I’m not too worried. The biggest thing that happens is that the pool screen breaks. That’s all,” Fernandez said.

Of course, many still want to make up for last year’s celebrations and catch the fireworks show at Fort Myers Beach.

It can be seen from 26 beach access points in the city and starts Thursday at 9 pm.



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