Food Rush Before Storm | VideoEvan Kruegel | 11/9/2012
"I don`t know how bad it`s going to hit or how bad the roads could be, so I just want to be prepared," said Aho.
"We`re here at Walmart doing some grocery shopping and getting a couple of movies. Getting prepared for the big storm. We`re gonna be at the house for a while so we gotta stock up and get ready," said Nelson.
Like many others, they feared the worst when they saw pictures online last night of empty Walmart shelves, but they were pleasantly surprised when they arrived at the store.
"We actually didn`t really having any trouble finding anything," said Nelson.
Walmart wouldn`t allow our cameras inside the store. But a quick glance around the store showed scarce supplies of water and milk. The biggest rush was on frozen pizzas, which the store was nearly out of. Across town at Albertson`s, store manager Chris Allred saw a similar rush on his store. They haven`t run out of anything, but they are running very low on a few products.
"Frozen stuff, water, some of the staple items, milk, bread, some of the things that if you`re not going to be able to get out to the store in the next couple of days, you better get it right now," said Allred.
Allred says there`s no need to worry. If you can get to the store, there will be food available.
"Oh we`ll be well stocked, we have a truck coming in today and then we`ll have another one coming Sunday so we should be in a good position to serve the community."
The worst of the storm is expected to hit overnight through tomorrow, so if you still need to stock up, you might want to do it now.