D'IBERVILLE, Ms. -- All along the gulf coast, communities are scrambling to do whatever they can to protect their homes.
In D'Iberville, Mississippi, a sand bagging station is set up off Interstate 10 and folks are driving in from out of town to fill em up.
"This is good I think it's the first time they've done this," said Biloxi homeowner Jason Hockaday. "Usually they'll make sandbags up for you or you have to buy them from Lowe's or Home Depot or something you have to make em yourself.
This is really nice because there's a lot of bags and the sand."
Hockaday has family in Jacksonville but he's living in Biloxi and has been through hurricanes before. But this is Dewayne Hogue's first big storm. He's a little worried about his sons.
"High winds, power outages things like that. And then the very heavy rains so that's my main concern is to keep the water out of the house," he said.
All of them are keeping a close eye on the eye and saying a last minute prayer they don't see a repeat of Hurricane Katrina on its anniversary.
"I think the sandbags are going to help shield it but you know if we get a storm surge like Katrina, nothing will help," said Hockaday. "But I don't think it's going to be anything like that."