Hurricane Florence: Video shows Walmart shoppers making mad dash for supplies

Sept 12, 2018
  • By Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Hurricane Florence hasn't made landfall just yet, but a North Carolina Walmart is already experiencing its own kind of storm surge – of customers.

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In a viral video shot Tuesday by WTVD, chaos erupted at the Durham store as shoppers made a mad dash for food, water, generators and other items. The station said people "pushed, shoved [and] tugged" as security workers "tried to keep order."

>> Watch the video here

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WSOC-TV in Charlotte reported early Wednesday that Florence, currently a Category 4 storm, is expected to make landfall as a major hurricane early Friday along the Carolina coast.

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Scenes From Hurricane Florence