Last Minute Shoppers Jam Stores As Hermine Nears

Sep 1, 2016

Shoppers are flooding Tallahassee area grocery and department stores as they make last minute grabs for ice, bottled water and batteries in anticipation Tropical Storm Hermine.

Shoppers jammed Publix Market near Lake Ella mid morning as they stocked up on water, ice and batteries ahead of Tropical Storm Hermine.
Credit James Clarke Ash

Keith Whitfield of Tallahassee says he was surprised at first by the fierce competition for a parking space at the Publix Market at Lake Ella.

“I was when I first got here, then I remembered that storm was coming and it didn’t take long to figure it out.”

Supplies of batteries and ice were running low at the grocery store and bottled water was one of the most popular items. Hermine is expected to make landfall south of Tallahassee before midnight, bringing heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour.