said by fifty nine:
Don't count on it. In NYC before Irene all of the stores I went to, the shelves were EMPTY! No D batteries to be found, neither bread, milk nor eggs!
I've spent a few weeks in NYC before, over there it's more of a minimum inventory Just-In-Time system. A simple unexpected increase in demand can throw off that whole system
It's a different story here. Lots of large bulk quantity stores that carry way too much supply. What happens is that you'll end up with less choices, such as only the more expensive brands are left, or you have too small or too big generators.
I wonder why people bought milk and eggs before Irene. Milk spoils if not kept cool, eggs can't be eaten without being cooked
I KNOW!! The STORES didn't want to carry any of those things because they were afraid their refrigerators wouldn't get power! AH! See?