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  • matefrio

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    A couple days of not getting stocked and these are the store shelves in the DFW area. This is bread isle. Milk, eggs, cheese, and other sections look the same.

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    Southpaw

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    Great reminder of how things can get, even in an event such as this. Now imagine something bigger and more prolonged. Thanks for posting.
     

    Glockster69

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    I thought you were north of the Red River Mate.


    Seen plenty of empty shelves pre/post hurricane.
     

    AngeliaH

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    I went to Kroger Thursday nigjt before it hit. Shelves were emptying out pretty quick. Meat aisle was pretty bare. It was surprising.
     

    mitchntx

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    I had a delicious beef stew this evening my lovely bride canned in September.

    Edit ... October

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    F350-6

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    The funny thing is, it happens every time there is a storm, and it's not due to any shortage in the supply chain. My son in law works for wally world distribution. Plenty of product in the warehouse, just can't get trucks in and out to restock the stores. If these company execs would ever bother to watch the same newscast as all their shoppers do, and perhaps pay just a little bit of attention to history, they could stock the stores up before the storm hit.

    Of course this little story just goes to show how ill prepared our supply chain is for a real SHTF scenario.
     

    matefrio

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    The funny thing is, it happens every time there is a storm, and it's not due to any shortage in the supply chain. My son in law works for wally world distribution. Plenty of product in the warehouse, just can't get trucks in and out to restock the stores. If these company execs would ever bother to watch the same newscast as all their shoppers do, and perhaps pay just a little bit of attention to history, they could stock the stores up before the storm hit.

    Of course this little story just goes to show how ill prepared our supply chain is for a real SHTF scenario.

    Takes about 72 hours for stuff to get into emergency mode. That's why 72 hours is the minimum of preps you should have.
     

    RstyShcklfrd

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    I was in the process of moving so I had/have zero groceries. Luckily, my family sent me back with some food. I ate steak and green beans for two days straight.

    Right now my fridge has milk, water, ketchup, and butter in it. Lol.

    Won't get me again.
     

    F350-6

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    Takes about 72 hours for stuff to get into emergency mode. That's why 72 hours is the minimum of preps you should have.

    But there's no reason for it to take that long. Some manager at wally world could have watched the news Wednesday and changed their store order and received the goods on Thursday before the storm. That didn't happen. The distribution center he works at sent out minimal goods on Friday due to the weather during his shift, and even less on Saturday and Sunday. They cut hours and sent people home or told them not to come in since the trucks weren't moving.

    On another note. Three days of this white stuff is more than enough. Can't imagine what it's like where you live where it goes on for months at a time.
     

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