Posted: September 12, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Video shows Walmart shoppers making mad dash for supplies

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Why Do We Panic To Buy Bread & Milk Before A Storm?


By Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

DURHAM, N.C. —

Hurricane Florence hasn't made landfall just yet, but a North Carolina Walmart is already experiencing its own kind of storm surge – of customers.

>> On WSOCTV.com: Tracking Hurricane Florence: Live updates from the Carolinas

In a viral video shot Tuesday by WTVD, chaos erupted at the Durham store as shoppers made a mad dash for food, water, generators and other items. The station said people "pushed, shoved [and] tugged" as security workers "tried to keep order."

>> Watch the video here

>> Bread and milk: Why do we panic-buy those foods before a storm?

WSOC-TV in Charlotte reported early Wednesday that Florence, currently a Category 4 storm, is expected to make landfall as a major hurricane early Friday along the Carolina coast.

>> 15 safety tips that could save your life during a hurricane

Scenes From Hurricane Florence


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This photo provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, as it threatens the U.S. East Coast. (NASA via AP)

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