"All the bottled water is now gone from the stores"
Emily Dixon lives in Greenville, North Carolina, just over an hour’s drive from the coastline.
We have a big river going through the city, so every time a hurricane of this magnitude comes anywhere close to us, we have to worry about flooding. Lots of people from closer to the coast have moved into Greenville. All the hotels are full. And lots of residents of Greenville have gone even further inland.
I don’t have anywhere to evacuate to, so I’m staying put. I have stocked up on water and canned food. All the bottled water is gone from the stores now. I took off work this weekend, because there’s no way I’m driving in this weather. My tiny car would get blown off the road.
In this area, we’re used to hurricanes – we were battered by Hurricane Floyd back in 1999. So we’re prepared. Still, I’m definitely worried about the river flooding, because the last time it flooded it water ran through most of the city, washing away lots of people’s houses.”
A supermarket running low on bottled water due to people stocking up before Hurricane Irene. Posted to Twitpic by @eludico