PHOTOS: Store Shelves Across the Country Are Emptying Fast by Daisy Luther for The Organic Prepper
As people across the country frantically attempt to get prepared for the possibility of quarantines and illness during the Covid-19 outbreak, store shelves across the country are getting stripped bare. And with the supply chain interruptions that we’ve written about previously, some of these items may not be coming back any time soon.
I asked a group of readers to show me what their local stores looked like and the photos that follow are the ones they sent me.
Franklin County, Tennessee
Kansas City, Missouri
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Greenville, South Carolina
Not every store is barren.
Several readers told me things were business as usual in their local stores. Folks from Oklahoma, the Mid-West, Northern Virginia, coastal Virginia, Boston, Niagara Falls, Montana, and Indiana report business as usual in fully stocked stores. I was in Columbus, Ohio on business over the weekend and checked out the stores there. I saw no visible interruption in supplies.
A source from a Walmart store in the midwest told me that the warehouses are now distributing goods like toilet paper and cleaning supplies, and that managers can no longer order specifics
The things that are sold out
There’s a distinct pattern in the things that have sold out (or nearly sold out.)
- Lysol spray
- Lysol or bleach wipes
- Toilet paper
- Canned Tuna
- Vitamin C
- Cold and flu remedies
- Bottled Water
- Powdered milk
- Hand sanitizer
Surprisingly, there was little mention of canned goods, something I personally grabbed for my daughter’s house.
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It’s not just an American thing.
Many other countries are also seeing shortages. Here are some photos contributed from outside the US.’