Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Residents Grab Essentials in Wake of Cyclone's Fury

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Residents Grab Essentials in Wake of Cyclone's Fury

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Byline: Lisa Benoit Lisa.Benoit@capnews.com.au

WHAT PEOPLE ARE BUYING

Supermarkets

Bread

Long-life milk

Ice

Tinned food

Hardware stores

Barbecues

Generators

Gas cook top stoves

Butane

BREAD, water and canned food are the top products residents are chasing after Cyclone Marcia cut off power to Rockhampton and Yeppoon last week.

Supermarkets are doing their best to keep up with demand to ensure locals have what they need as the region deals with the effects of the cyclone.

Coles City Centre Plaza manager Gavin Thompson said the store was back open Saturday afternoon and had been busy ever since.

"We have oodles of stock, we even have extra trucks delivering food," Gavin said.

"People are only buying for a day though, as there's no power, but they can buy meat if they want a barbecue that night."

Mr Thompson said they had to throw away all their frozen and refrigerated food before reopening for health reasons, but were fully stocked with canned foods, meat, and produce. …

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