Residents hit the grocery stores to prepare for cold weather

Many Coastal Bend residents were hitting the grocery stores Tuesday afternoon to stock up on anything they will need during freezing weather conditions.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Many Coastal Bend residents were hitting the grocery stores Tuesday afternoon to stock up on anything they will need during freezing weather conditions.

Store traffic began to pick up as people were getting off of work, many of whom were sent home early due to the weather. They were stocking up on things like water, milk and bread.

Shelves have so far remained stocked at Corpus Christi HEB's -- no empty shelves like stores in San Antonio, Austin or Houston -- but there was quite a rush of customers Monday as residents prepared for the incoming cold weather.

3News ran into some customers who came from up north to escape the cold weather. There were also some there whose power went out weeks ago.

"You guys are panicking too much. Calm down. It's okay," New Yorker Robert Llanos said. "The weather is not that bad. Just get a couple of jackets on, you know what I mean? It's not that bad."

"We came here looking for hot chocolate. Water," Corpus Christi resident Mariella Jimenez said. "We came to change out the gas, the propane, in case the lights go out or anything."

An HEB spokesperson said they are not worried about running out of supplies or food. They have put a lot of items people are looking for in front of the store.

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