ABOVE: Empty water shelves at Publix is temporary.
As Hurricane Irma takes her time deciding her path, residents are scampering to find hurricane essentials that are now in very short supply.
If you've been running all over for bottled water, there is good news. Publix is still getting trucks every day. Delivery times and contents of the trucks vary, but if you aren’t one of the fortunate ones that already scored your 72-hour supply of bottled water, check back with them daily.
If you strike out at the grocery stores and don't like your tap water, duck into a convenience store, drug store or dollar store. They often have supplies long after the grocery stores run out.
Even if residents don't like the taste of their tap water, they can bottle it in re-useable jugs and use it for washing.
Please comment on this post to let other residents know where you’ve recently spotted bottled water, batteries or other hurricane essentials for sale.