Local Grocery Stores and The City Of Mobile Preparing for Tropical Depression 16

MOBILE, Ala (WKRG) — Current models show there is a chance Tropical Depression 16 could hit the Gulf Coast. Now is the time to be prepared and get the supplies you need if you do not already have it.

News 5 spoke with the city of Mobile’s Public Safety director. James Barber says the city is watching the storm closely. Barber says the city is in the pre-landfall stages of storm preparation. This means the city is doings things like checking drainage ditches, in areas that usually flood, to make sure they are not clogged up.

Barber says the city will make additional plans once it is determined where the storm will hit. He says the city always has contingency in plans in place for during threats of severe weather.

Local grocery stores are also preparing for the possible impact of Tropical Depression 16. News 5 spoke with the district manager at Greer’s Downtown Market on Government Street. We are told the store has plenty of supplies in stock due to having left over supplies from Hurricane Irma.

District manager, Howard Harper says the store is stocked with essentials, “Most of all of our stores have pallets and pallets and lots of pallets of water and batteries all ready to go.”

The warehouse is located about two to three hours away in Louisiana and is stocked with plenty of water, batteries, flash lights, and canned goods. But the manager says it still important to do your shopping early so that you’re prepared.

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