Shoppers are finding empty shelves during COVID-19 outbreak

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“I think it’s about normal, for any crisis really.”

“I think it’s good that they are preparing themselves.”
“Never thought about doing anything like that myself.”            

William Blount said, he wasn’t thinking about stocking up on essentials during the Corona Virus outbreak. Now that items are flying off the shelves, he said, he’s out of luck.

“They left me without what I went in to get, tissue and alcohol and things like that. All that was off the shelf” said Blount, leaving Rouses empty handed Thursday afternoon.

In several stores across the capital city, you’ll see many shelves empty.

“I only want what I need for my family and I.”

While some were left with nothing — others like Caleb Eisel, were able to get their hands on what they could.

“Things such as dry goods and non-perishable.”

Eisel said, he’s stocking up because like many pandemics in the past — things could get worse.

“We like to have stocked up items for like hurricanes and flooding and such so it’s like the same” said Eisel.

As Blount searches for the items he said his family will need.

“I need to stock up on some things at least for four weeks.”

He said, he won’t stop until those items are in hand.

“That’s my plan for later on today to go to another store and see if I can locate those items that I need for me and my family.”

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