Long lines at area stores as many rush to get storm ready


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Residents are not wasting time getting prepared for Hurricane Florence, but you may need to call around first.

Costco was packed Monday with people preparing for the storm with a line of cars trying to get into the parking lot.

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People were leaving the store with carts packed full of goods including Aimee Teachey, who has lived here most of her life, and says she doesn’t remember a storm this bad.

“This one’s kind of scary, I’m hearing too many things,” Teachey said. “As a business owner, and a mom, I’ve just decided, by tomorrow I’ll know if it’s going to be a safer decision to leave town with my kids.”

There was also a line of people waiting to have propane tanks filled.

Teachey says she’s seen Costco busy, but not like this. She says the store was completely out of water.