HARRISBURG, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Record breaking rain may be on the way and flood prone areas are bracing for the worst. In the Town of Harrisburg, residents say some roads in that area flood after a severe thunderstorm. They are preparing for more flooding during Florence.
Wednesday afternoon the rush was on at Harris Teeter in Harrisburg for last minute supplies.
"I don't see any big uproar right now, except when you go down the water aisle," said resident, Ibrahiim Muhammad.
Denise Atkinson left Harris Teeter without water, but she found plenty of ice.
"Not taking any chances," said Atkinson.
Atkinson was living in Charlotte during Hugo.
"Hugo was just so unexpected because they predicted that it wasn't going to hit Charlotte and then all of a sudden it come through. I almost slept through it," said Atkinson.
This time Florence is giving everyone ample warning. The biggest worry in Harrisburg is for flood prone areas, like Pharr Mill Road.
"We live on hire ground. So I am not too concerned about flooding on our side, but just all the rest of the roads around here," said Julio Mendoza.
In Cabarrus County no shelters have been opened yet, but emergency management says if they open, an alert will be sent out.