Area Prepares For Heavy Showers

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Isaac's eye opening amount of rain is hitting the region. It's just the latest in a weird weather year.

At Rick's Ace Hardware in Des Peres they were sold out of sand and down to one strand of corrugated tubing. Store manager John Youngblood recommends testing your sump pump by pouring a couple of gallons of water in it.  Make sure it turns on or else you'll be heading to Ango Kernan Rentals. The Olivette rental store had plenty of generators and pumps ready for the rain.

"One particular customer he lives by a creek.  And he's fearful that creek is going to rise with the amount of rain we're going to get so he's already reserved a pump." said owner of Ango Kernan Rentals & Sales John Kernan.

There is a silver lining in those rain clouds. Aerators to pull those plugs in your yard and seeders to fix your lawn destroyed by the drought will be going out the door after Saturday's rain.

"So now it's going to allow the people to come in and aerate their yards, seed their yards and get their yards nice and green again." said John Kernan.

But just a reminder from your helpful hardware man, wait till after the rain to put the seed down.

"The seed will float.  So you just gotta be careful if we get a lot of rain it'll float away.  And they you'll have a nice neighbor's yard." said John Youngblood.

Patrick Clark, News 11.