This happens every time something like a hurricane or tropical storm hits the coast. The weather people get very melodramatic make sure they get footage of some of them out in the wind and rain. Sure, keep people well-warned and informed, but...sometimes it just gets ridiculous. People stock up like the apocalypse is coming. Where I live, we don't stock up on anything, but hey, we never needed to do that here. Once a storm stalled out and just kept raining so much they feared for a dam failure for Medina Lake. But we had enough food and water without any special stocking up. We're country, too far from stores, so having plenty on hand is just normal for us. And our house will probably never be flooded because of the hill...just a corner of the property includes the dry creek, which on rare occasion gets some flash flooding.