Grocery Stores Sell Out of Supplies Before Hurricane Harvey Hits Texas
Hurricane Harvey is a category 3 storm, and it’s expected to hit Texas on Friday. People have been rushing to local stores to stock up on supplies since Thursday.
Harvey is expected to hit the gulf region on Friday and officials have asked residents to evacuate as they prepare for chaotic flooding and power outages.
— NASA (@NASA) August 25, 2017
People staying in or around the areas that will be affected by the hurricane rushed to grocery stores in order to stock up on supplies Thursday night.
Customers though are finding some store shelves empty. Stores have sold out of bread, water even Gas and other supplies.
The are reports that allege that some people have even been caught fighting over water as people try their best to grab what they can last minute.
There are photos that also show people waiting in long lines to check out with pallets of water bottles in their carts and cars lined up around the block to get gas.
One twitter user wrote that she had to drive 30 minutes to find a store that had water.
Another dismayed woman wrote: “Bread is gone. Gas is gone. Water is gone. If you don’t have it already, you need to befriend your neighbors.”
At a press conference on Thursday afternoon, Corpus Christi’s Mayor Joe McComb told people not to dismiss Harvey and to voluntarily evacuate, saying: “We encourage the residents in low-lying areas, as they say, to get out of Dodge.”
And just incase some alligators pop up in your neighbourhood, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is sending out an alert to residents about potential sightings of alligators due to the storm.
The department tweeted: ‘Gators and flooding advice via @txgatorsquad: Expect them to be displaced. Simply looking for higher ground. Leave alone until water recedes.’
— FBCSO Texas (@FBCSO) August 24, 2017
In anticipation of major storm flooding, Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster for 30 Texas counties Wednesday evening.
School closures are anticipated for Friday and perhaps Monday, depending on the path of the storm.