Consumers flock to shops following tropical storm warning

Shoppers flock to stores following tropical storm warning


Customers line up to buy supplies in preparation for the passing of Tropical Depression 9. – Photo: Seaford Russell Jr
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Just one hour after the Cayman Islands was put under a tropical storm warning Thursday morning, hundreds of people rushed to local grocery and hardware stores.
Tropical Depression 9 is expected to pass directly over Grand Cayman around 1am Friday, according to Hazard Management Cayman Islands and the National Weather Service. At the time of publication, the Sister Islands were experiencing rain associated with the storm.

After people were caught off guard by the severity of Tropical Storm Grace, customers in the stores seemed determined to be prepared this time, with one shopper telling the Cayman Compass, “I wasn’t ready for the last one but this time I will be.”

Shop supervisors also confirmed that supplies such…