The bare shelves of the Home Depot in Gulfport are a testimony to the rapid migration from Florida.
The biggest seller this weekend - generators, which are selling out as soon as they hit the shelves.
"I went through Charley a week or two ago and I just almost died. So I'm here in Mississippi so I said let me just go ahead and get a generator so thank God," said New Smyrna Beach, Florida resident Emma Shedrick.
And Home Depot employees are also trying to bring a bit a relief to everyone who will be affected by Hurricane Frances.
That's why the store is preparing to ship out as many supplies as needed in the storm's aftermath.
"Generators, plywood, clips for the plywood, water, flashlights, batteries, and there is a large variety of goods. We tend to fill up the stores with them when these come and there are truckloads that we'll ship in that will accommodate those needs," said general store manager Chris Jackson.
But supplies aren't the only things that will be heading to the region.
But until then, the stores nationwide will be on standby ready to go in and help.