Irene Stripping Some Store Shelves

Basic supplies are running low on some Eastern Carolina store shelves thanks to Hurricane Irene.

People are snatching up what bread, milk and bottles water they can find. Some stores can barely keep the shelves stocked before customers clean them out again.

Another hot commodity are batteries and flashlights.


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  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Aug 26, 2011 at 01:53 PM
    For those who have nasty comments about how ENC is dealing with preparations, you will be singing a different tune tomorrow. I've lived here for over 35 years, and this storm is going to have an impact on all of us, in some way. Stop with the mean or dumb comments, and hope that your place, and your loved ones are spared damages.
  • by seen it before Location: in the 20 or less line on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:58 PM
    Must be nice to think so highly about yourself but some of us just do get by and can only go to the stores where we get paid not everyone has a card
  • by Amused on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:52 PM
    Never have Beans n Wieners and Chef Boyardee been such a hot commodity - good luck finding a few cans! ...Food Lion@10th/Greenville Blvd. Dollar General = WIPED OUT ... full supply of beer til 6pm, get it now!
  • by JoJo the Monkey Location: Greenville, nc on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:45 PM
    Where can I find some bread? I'm all out. Help me! Help me, please! I need to make my sammiches!
  • by Dave on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:11 PM
    Well, nobody ever said that the locals in ENC were the brightest.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:48 PM in reply to Dave
      nobody knows what will happen here, it's better to be safe than sorry. And people stocking up on supplies means they are using their brains... not being stupid as you stated.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:09 PM
    This is ridiculous.
  • by same old thing on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:04 PM
    This happens before every hurricane. Greenville should really only prepare for about 10 hrs without power. Most of that will be late Sat. night. What is everyone going to do with all that bread and water?
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      by tt on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:28 PM in reply to same old thing
      How do you know Greenville will only be about 10 hours without electricity? If it is like Fran, we could be without power for days. If it is like Floyd, there will be so much flooding you won't be able to get to a store. Better to be prepared than not!
  • by too funny on Aug 26, 2011 at 11:04 AM
    Last minute shoppers, wonder why they couldn't just have gotten stocked up Monday or Tuesday when we first heard about it? Worse than Christmas shoppers for waiting until the last possible minute. ;)
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      by Some are too Judgemental on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:18 PM in reply to too funny
      Well Too Funny: It's nice that you obviously have stocked up early. Has it ever occurred to you that some people have to work long hours and time has not allowed them to shop, or they just may not have gotten paid yet. People are so quick to may remarks about others when they really don't know their situations. Just Saying.
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Aug 26, 2011 at 01:50 PM in reply to too funny
      At that time, predictions were not as clear for the areas that would be most affected; have some compassion.
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