Amy Lipman
NBC5 West Palm Beach

“There was nothing at Walmart,” said Bianca Rodriguez of Palm Beach Gardens. “Not even like one thing of water.”

Emergency officials recommend people have one gallon of water per person, per day for at least five days in the event of a hurricane.

Rodriguez found cases of bottled water at a Winn-Dixie on Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens Sunday night.

“I lucked out. There’s only a couple left, but at least there was enough for me,” said Rodriguez.

A Home Depot in Royal Palm Beach on Monday morning posted a sign that said they were short of some hurricane supplies.

Public officials took to Twitter Sunday to tell people to get prepared.

Boynton Beach Police Chief Jeffrey S. Katz‏ wrote: “We’re keeping a watchful eye on #irma & we’ll be ready if needed. No need to panic – just be prepared. Worst case: @BBPD has you covered!”

Gov. Rick Scott posted several tweets Sunday:  “Disaster preparedness should be a priority for every Florida family. Visit http://www.floridadisaster.org/getaplan/ to get a plan today.”

“As we continue to monitor Hurricane Irma, families should make sure their Disaster Supply Kits are ready today. http://floridadisaster.org/supplykit.htm

“FL knows how important it is to be prepared. Encourage your loved ones to have a plan ahead of any potential storm. http://www.floridadisaster.org/GetAPlan/

Palm Beach County School District tweeted: “We are watching Irma. This is a great weekend to check your hurricane supplies.”

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