It is at times like these that I am so thankful that we have planned ahead. We have sources for water and heat, independent of any power sources. But just as importantly, we have a full pantry. I consider that to be absolutely necessary, especially because we have children.
You have insurance for your health, insurance for your house, even insurance on your car; why not carry food insurance? You never know when a crisis will hit, or what it will be when it does. Loss of income, illness or injury, or severe storms can all cause disruption in your ability to keep your kitchen cabinets stocked.
The photos below were taken by my daughter's friend who works at a local grocery store. Let's hope anyone who was looking for supplies was able to find what they were looking for somewhere else. Please keep enough food on hand so that a situation like this doesn't affect you and your family.