Shoppers rush to store to get last minute items to prepare for Harvey

By Rose-Ann Aragon - Reporter

SUGAR LAND, Texas - The rush to the stores is on with only a couple of days until Tropical Depression Harvey is expected to make its way to Greater Houston.

Hundreds of residents are making their way to the store for their last-minutes supplies.

Water, bread and non-perishable foods items are some of the popular items people are bringing home from the Sugar Land HEB on Highway 6.

"I'm stocking up on groceries, stocking up a bit before the storm that is supposed to be coming in," said Sugar Land resident John Ostergren. "I've got canned food, water, beer."

Managers at the HEB said there are many people preparing.

"It's been very, very steady. We're just taking care of our customers and making sure everyone has what they need and can purchase all the needs they have for the upcoming event," said store director Joey Garcia.

Weather experts believe that the bulk of the rain will hit Greater Houston on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

"I bought a lot of bottled water, snacks and cheese," said Kate Waters who was bringing her groceries to her car. "There are a ton of people here. It's busy in there with people getting ready."

Experts also recommend having extra batteries, a flashlight, medication and first aid in the event of the storm.

"Just stock up on things that are non-perishable and have plenty of items to keep you hydrated and you should be just fine," Ostergren said.

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