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Grocery store shelves cleared as people stock up ahead of Harvey

Bottled water is disappearing pretty quickly in Central Texas, although a spokesperson for H-E-B and Randalls say trucks are bringing in more water every couple of hours. (CBS Austin)

Bottled water is disappearing pretty quickly in Central Texas, although a spokesperson for H-E-B and Randalls say trucks are bringing in more water every couple of hours.

At the H-E-B on 41st Street, the water is a very popular item. "This is kind of scary because it's looking like a major hurricane," said shopper Lyndon Poole. He bought dog food, bread and beer.

It's not just Central Texans hitting local stores. "I'm from Houston. I was here on business and I am on my way back and I heard the stores have a shortage of water and bread," said Maria Ireland after she loaded up her cart.

There is a four case limit at H-E-B. The shelves were nearly bare when we got there, but there is no shortage. "We're moving trucks of water and supplies to the stores several times a day so a store may run low for a couple of hours but more is on the way, said H-E-B spokesperson Leslie Sweet.

Across town at the Randalls at Hwy 183 and Braker, there is no limit on how much you can buy. "As of right now we have plenty in all of our stores, so no we're not putting limits on any of the water," said Randalls spokesperson Melonie Buchanan.

One Randalls customer stocked up as we watched, fitting as many cases as he could into his shopping cart -- doing the same thing as millions of Texans who are watching Hurricane Harvey carefully.

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