I asked a friend to take some pictures of what the grocery store by her home looks like before the storm hits coming her way in the Carolinas. Hold on to your hats my friends, this is not a pretty picture.
As a prepper, I know I would not have to go to a store before or after any storm for a very long time. This was not an overnight task, trust me. This has taken me many years to prepare for the unexpected.
You have heard the term a picture paints a thousand words, well these photos taken by my friend, Jennifer C. nailed the situation in a city in South Carolina. I’m sure some areas are better or worse than others, but these are the pictures I have for you today.
Grocery Stores Closed
The Walmart stores are closed, and other stores are closing today. There are a few gas stations that still have fuel. I think sometimes we may think “I can go to the store tomorrow”, well these pictures bring the situation front and center. The storm hasn’t hit yet and the shelves are nearly empty. These pictures were taken about 160 miles away from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Nearly two million people have been evacuated as of today.
Before The Storm Pictures
This picture doesn’t look too bad, does it? It looks like you can still purchase some frozen goods. Here’s the deal, the news anchors in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina are telling the people they may lose electricity and may be without power once the storm hits for weeks possibly. If I lived there, I wouldn’t want to fill my freezer right now.
This picture below looks okay, yes, there are a few empty spots on the shelves. But it looks like you can still get a few of your favorite drinks.
This picture concerns me a lot. It looks like everyone scrambled to buy batteries at the last minute. Yes, the very last minute as in two days before the storm hits. YIKES!
This picture indicates the soda can flavors that are the least favorite, I guess. Or, do some people just want water? I really don’t know. I rarely drink soda so this would not be one of my purchases.
Now things are getting serious, the bread aisle is almost empty. So much for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, huh?
It’s becoming slim pickings now, check out these shelves. Remember, this store is 160 miles away from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where the storm is going to hit if things go as the Meteorologists are predicting right now.
The picture below shows the shelves that hold canned goods. Yep, they are nearly empty! Can you imagine what the other shelves look like in the store? I worry about the shelves with toilet paper, disposable diapers, paper towels, paper plates, paper cups, and plastic silverware.
I have to thank Jennifer C. for taking the time to go take these pictures for me. I’m shipping a case of Blue Can Water to her as a thank-you! I’m so grateful to her for helping me out to show the world what it looks like before a storm hits the Carolinas. May God bless all the families involved in Hurricane Florence’s path. This is why we need to be prepared before the storm, we do not want to see empty shelves when we need food and water.
I heard this storm will be worse than Hurricane Hazel which hit in 1954. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was the president then. Here’s a link if you want to read about Hurricane Hazel
Hurricane: AdobeStock_171083324 by Satoshi Kina