New Port Richey, Florida- People across Pasco County aren't taking any chances when it comes to the weather.
After what happened with Tropical Storm Debby in June, many are picking up sandbags for the first time ever in anticipation of a possible Hurricane Isaac.
"They've already been suffering from the floodwater affects; they don't want the flood waters in their homes," said Pasco Emergency Management Director Annette Doying.
Even families east of US 19 are worried. The Ackley family lives in a neighborhood that traditionally doesn't flood, but it did during Debby.
"You work for stuff and to turn around and see it in a pile of rubbish is kind of hard," said New Port Richey resident Ronald Ackley, who ended up with four inches of water in his home during Tropical Storm Debby.
Now, with another system on the way, many families are worried about what could happen next.
"Same thing again... The carpet has been ripped out of our house, we've put a new flooring down and we don't want a repeat of what happened the first time," said Ackley.
His son, David, was busy Friday building a wall of sandbags around the home. "I'd rather be safe than sorry. I'd rather have it and not need it, than not have it and very much need it."
As the Ackley's make their final preparations, emergency managers are urging others to plan for the worst.
"Really evaluate how fresh water flood and even wind could impact their home," advised Doying. "Batten down the hatches."
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