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Gulf storms put Coastal Bend residents on edge, ready to prepare.

Invest-95L is making its way towards the Coastal Bend. When it became clear the storm was heading this way, it left area residents on edge.

Many were not prepared for Hurricane Harvey last year, and throughout this week, residents trekked to grocery stores to buy plenty of water and hardware stores to buy many supplies.

“My wife is a little bit more on edge, so I’m doing the preparations. Like last year we weren’t as prepared,” Daniel Aguilar said. “This year, we are going to be prepared.”

Many people in the Coastal Bend lost everything in Harvey, which is causing them to prepare more for looming storms in the gulf during hurricane season.

Psychologist Daniela Badea has an explanation for that wariness.

“Many residents are experiencing a form of PTSD with developments in the gulf,” Badea said. “Harvey victims immediately begin to think of the hardships they went through just last year.”

While the strength of Invest-95L remains unknown and meteorologists are not entirely sure where it will make landfall, people are doing all that they can to make sure that they are prepared.

They do not want to relive the nightmare that was Harvey.

Jeffrey Dubrof

Jeffrey Dubrof

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