People flood local grocery stores ahead of Ian

Leland, NC (WWAY)– People around the Cape Fear flooded local grocery stores tonight before the storm arrives. 

Harris Teeter in Leland saw consistent, heavy traffic throughout the day as people stocked up on items for their pantries to weather the storm.   

Harris Teeter employees say they expect to see even more people come and go Friday.   

The main items people seem to be grabbing are canned goods and water.     

“Its been pretty busy all day. Around 1 or 2 o’clock it was so busy people couldn’t even get out of the parking lot. Canned foods and water mostly. The water has been going out fast,” said Harris Teeter employees Jackson Evans and Ethan Wright.

“We have to pick up some water I guess to get through the storm this week. We’re not really worried about it but you never know with power and all that. Looking at all these other people out here shopping being crazy. It’s going to be fun,” one shopper said.  

Harris Teeter will be open Friday to ensure people have access to necessities. 

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