Grocery store workers have been on the front line during the pandemic, but now facing Hurricane Laura. Even though several items at Little Veron's Grocery in Lafayette have been cleared from the shelves, Walter Bailey, the produce manager there, says they'll be ready.
Bailey noted, "We ran out of a lot of that yesterday. But we've got a truck coming in tomorrow morning. And we'll restock everything." He also said that water, bread, and batteries are the items that have gone first.
The store employees also stress that customers need to get their supplies as early as possible because stores may not stay open during their normal business hours. Bailey adding, "We like helping people, and we don't mind doing this. We're going to get home early enough to prepare for it. We've gone through this so many times! So it's like anything else."
Some of the smaller markets may still have supplies that the bigger chain stores might have already run out of. Bailey wants to remind everyone to do their best and shop local.