Aiken residents stocking up for Hurricane Matthew

Aiken residents stocking up for Hurricane Matthew

As hurricane Mathew approaches, those in Aiken want to be sure that they are prepared for whatever comes their way. The rain hasn't even started yet, but there are signs that Hurricane Matthew is on the way. One being the lines at the pump.

"I pass this way almost twice a day almost every day and so there was an unusual number of people here so I figured I better get some gas, because it's about to go up," said Gwendolyn Johnson, who lives in Aiken.

" I noticed that there was a lot of traffic and that there was no pump open at the gas station," said Johnson.

The other hint can be found in the supermarkets.

"It's looking like I don't know what in there, with all those buggies piled up full of water and food and everything," said Rose Bing who also lives in Aiken

Bread and water are quickly flying off grocery store shelves.

"at nine o'clock the Kroger parking lot was just full, I was on the way to the doctor and it was just full. At that point I said oh I'm dreading this," said Patricia Huckabee another Aiken resident.

But some folks just aren't sure how many days they should prepare for.

"I'm preparing hopefully through the weekend with my water and stuff like that," said Huckabee.

Despite the long lines and limited supplies. It's better to be safe than sorry.

According to Huckabee, " when you prepare, you don't really need it, but when you don't prepare you do need it."

That is one piece of advice most would agree with.