October 23, 2012
From left, Jimmy Mickens, Tiffany Shurland and Kelis Smith, 5, head back to their car after buying a case of bottled water at Walmart. Many stores were struggling to keep water in stock because of the skyrocketing demand.
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Stores were struggling to keep bottled water on the shelves Tuesday as customers loaded their carts, unsure when their tap water would be safe again. Some customers had 10 or more 24-pack cases — enough to seemingly last well beyond the Dec. 21st prediction for the end of the world.