Store shelves emptied as shoppers stock up on supplies ahead of Hurricane Lane

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People in Hawaii are taking storm preparations seriously as Hurricane Lane approaches.

According to a viewer, the bottled water was wiped clean at the Safeway store in Kailua.

It’s not just there. Many stores are running out of supplies.

Along with water, generators, toilet paper, flashlights, and candles were flying off the shelves.

“It’s going to be close, but hope for the best and with luck make sure everybody’s ready, and if it doesn’t hit us, that’s good,” said Oahu resident Vesega Pili.

“This is the closest it’s kind of been, so I’m kind of worried, but at the same time as long as we’re prepared, just hope for the best,” said Hawaii island resident Patrick Cabuyadao.

You’re recommended to have at least 14 days worth of supplies, like water, non-perishable food, and medication, in your hurricane kit, along with a radio, flashlight, batteries, and first-aid kit.

Meanwhile, Young Brothers has canceled all sailings for the rest of week, which means no cargo coming in or out.

“We are currently taking all necessary precautions to secure the port and ensure everyone’s safety. Young Brothers’ first priority is the safety of our employees, our equipment and the cargo,” said Young Brothers president Joe Boivin. 

We have yet to hear from other shipping companies.

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