Interesting topic, I will just add my thoughts and experiences without judgement.....
First off is I believe that the number one job of the media is to promote fear and dependence on what they broadcast.
This is definitely a bad storm, that being said they called for it to happen days ahead of when it did.
First hint it was coming I hit the store for milk/bread, and that was it because we have a Pantry very well stocked.
Our local markets were fully stocked, but with all the major highways now closed things might take two or three days to re-stock.
I really do feel for the people whom live in apartments that are not really conducive to "Laying in the Goods".
I mean it has to be tough to drive for 30 minutes, or walk that long or more and then come home to no parking and dealing with an elevator or worse 6
flights of stairs just to get food into your home.
We are also fortunate enough to have a garage with a cement floor, If we lose the power we can empty our freezer out and just set all the stuff on the
floor which just happens to be frozen
I can relate to people gassing up their cars as you never know when the next gas shipment is coming in and also it is a safe place to store fuel if
you ever need it.
Our city is a major world scale refinery base.....4 Major companies.....we still don't bank on having fuel during bad weather. So anyone else will
have less luck than us for getting gas/diesel .....fill the tank I say.
Our truck is full (100 Litres) Our car is full (65 Litres) Plus I have about 90 Litres in portable fuel tanks in the garage.
We were blessed with this storm starting last night and it really was not that bad, it ended today about 4 pm and we received about 9 inches of
The only problem was that the wind was horrific to say the least and still is now.
All the local roads are clear and the power is still on but the main Highways are closed as I type this.
I can't imagine living in a city still reeling from a hurricane and being stuck there with nowhere to go.
Reading the posts here on this thread makes me truly appreciative of our own unique situation..
Hoping all you folks on the East Coast hold your own and come out in one piece.
In the OP video I did not see panic but yes there were empty shelves for sure.