Last night I had to make a late run to WalMart to get some extra oil for the generator and saw the store’s “hurricane” inventory had been depleted.
What was a large shelf of tarps a few days ago was mostly gone.
The flashlights? Except for the very expensive sets, they were sold out.
The camping lights were all out and so was all of the propane.
And you know things are getting bad when all the Ramen shelves are bare.
As I was leaving, the night shift workers were pulling palettes of inventory out to re-stock.
On a related note, if I was an inventory manager for WalMart and saw there were “emergency” items that nobody wanted to buy even in a hurricane situation, I would seriously reconsider keeping the item in stock at all.