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.
“I lucked out. There’s only a couple left, but at least there was enough for me,” said Rodriguez.
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!”
“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/“
As we continue to monitor Hurricane Irma, families should make sure their Disaster Supply Kits are ready today. https://t.co/ymXjrTHewW
— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) September 3, 2017
Palm Beach County School District tweeted: “We are watching Irma. This is a great weekend to check your hurricane supplies.”