Groceries to grab ahead of Hurricane Dorian

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - As Hurricane Dorian travels up the East Coast, folks in our area are preparing for the worst case scenario.

People headed out to grocery stores across Hampton Roads and stocked up on non-perishable items.

The main items flying off the shelves were bottled water, ice, canned vegetables and peanut butter.

Employees at local grocery stores said they had to restock the shelves this week quicker than usual.

Officials report that ahead of any major storm, you'll want to make sure your cupboards are stocked with food that can last for at least three days without electricity.

FEMA recommends buying one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days. They said that can be used for drinking and sanitation.

They also suggest you have a basic emergency supply kit filled with flash lights and extra batteries, a can opener, blankets and more.

Debra Patterson of Chesapeake told News 3 that she has most of the supplies she needs to hunker down during a storm.

“I pretty much keep batteries and candles and lights; I’ve even got a headlight so I pretty much keep that all the time."

Kroger Store Leader Billy Milton said they have called in extra trucks and extra drivers to make sure they don't run out of products during the storm.

Even if Hurricane Dorian knocks out power in the city, he said stores will be prepared.

"We do have stores that have generators to enable us to be able to operate for our customers. Our number one priority is to serve the community."

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