North Carolina residents rushed to accumulate food, water, toilet paper and other necessities, as the "monster" of Hurricane Florence is scheduled to land in the state earlier this weekend.
A noisy crowd showed up on a Facebook video shared by a supermarket employee in front of Glenn School Road in Durham on Tuesday pushing each other and screaming as they rushed around the store to pick up their supplies.
Even police officers were seen hanging around the Walmart to ensure the safety of the buyers.
An officer is seen holding a child while another buyer drops several bottles of water.
Police officers were seen touring a Walmart in North Carolina to ensure the safety of busy shoppers
You see an officer in the video that contains a child while another buyer drops several bottles of water
Residents rushed to stack food, water, toilet paper and other necessities before Hurricane Florence
Florence became a dangerous Category 3 hurricane on Wednesday afternoon before falling to Category 2 on Wednesday night with 110 mph winds.
More than 1.7 million people were warned to evacuate and get out of the path of the life-threatening storm.
The path of the storms promises to bring even more devastation than predicted to the Carolinas and parts of Georgia.
The Michigan-sized storm will last several days and will cause catastrophic floods with up to four feet of rain and 13-foot swells.
The new trajectory means that the storm will remain inactive at sea for longer, creating even more intense and prolonged rains and storm surges for the Carolinas and possibly in northern Georgia.
An employee at the supermarket in front of Glenn School Road in Durham shared the video on Tuesday
Meteorologists say those areas could be hit with hurricane conditions for at least 24 hours.
At least 25 million residents are at risk from the storm and experts predict that their current path could cause damages up to $ 170,000 million, affect up to 759,000 homes and businesses and become the most expensive storm that has ever hit I know. UU
Hurricane winds will reach the Carolina coast on Thursday or early Friday.
& # 39; This storm is a monster. It is big and it is vicious. It is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening historic hurricane, "said North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper.
"The waves and the wind that this storm can bring is not like anything you've seen." Even if you've had storms before, this one is different. Do not bet your life to ride a monster.
"North Carolina, my message is clear: disaster is just around the corner, and it is entering."
Buyers were heard screaming and pushing each other and screaming as they ran through the store
The path of the storms promises to bring even more devastation than predicted to the Carolinas and parts of Georgia. More than 1.7 million people were warned to evacuate