Mayor warns about hoarding, panic buying

Long lines at H-E-B
Posted at 12:36 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 13:40:11-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Long lines outside of local grocery stores have also become the new normal for us.

Panic buying has emptied store shelves of cleaning products, toilet paper, water, milk and even meat and poultry.

H-E-B and Walmart stores are working to keep shelves replenished, but the panic buying continues.

Both chains have modified their hours of operation to keep up with the demand.

Both are also asking shoppers to only buy what they need.

Even Mayor Joe McComb is speaking out against hoarding.

“The community can come together. We're going to get through this epidemic in good shape, I think,” McComb said. “But the panic buying isn't going to benefit anyone and the hoarding, as a matter of fact it can create some problems for people who need to go to the grocery store and get some supplies.”