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Many Albany businesses are running out of emergency supplies

South Georgia stores are getting slammed as residents and evacuees rushed to get last minute emergency items. (Source: WALB) South Georgia stores are getting slammed as residents and evacuees rushed to get last minute emergency items. (Source: WALB)
People don't have much time left ahead of Hurricane Irma to get what they need. (Source: WALB) People don't have much time left ahead of Hurricane Irma to get what they need. (Source: WALB)
Generators, water, gas cans flew off the shelves in a few hours Friday.  (Source: WALB) Generators, water, gas cans flew off the shelves in a few hours Friday.  (Source: WALB)
While others rush to the store hoping to buy what's left of emergency supplies. (Source: WALB) While others rush to the store hoping to buy what's left of emergency supplies. (Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

South Georgia stores are getting slammed as residents and evacuees rushed to get last minute emergency items.

Many Albany residents and Irma evacuees are pushing empty carts out of Lowe's.

While others rush to the store hoping to buy what's left of emergency supplies.

People don't have much time left ahead of Hurricane Irma to get what they need. 

"We were looking for generators but they're gone and we needed to get some light bulbs in case we don't lose our electricity," said Nacy Willis.

Like several others, Willis and her husband Clint didn't have much luck getting those items. 

Luckily, they do have a motor home with a generator.

"It's just been people frantically getting the supplies that they needed," said Chad Stavey.

Generators, water, gas cans flew off the shelves in a few hours Friday. 

"Since it was unexpected we didn't have a contingency plan," said Stavey.

Willis also invited evacuees to stay with her.

Having experienced Hurricane Donna, which was packed with 160 mph winds in the 60's, she's taking the Irma warnings very seriously and she asks others to heed to them. 

"Texas storm the governor said write your name in a magic marker on your arm with your social security number so if your body is found, and he said get out, and I believe that," said Willis.

Willis will also be volunteering at the Red Cross shelter in Albany this evening.

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