TAMPA, Fla. -- Supermarkets here and elsewhere along the Gulf Coast of Florida saw demand skyrocket for bottled water and canned foods last week as the season's first major storms were approaching. ast of the state. "We have a standing plan in place," said Camile Branch-Turley, a spokeswoman for Kash n' Karry. "We're used to hurricanes here in Florida." No Kash n' Karry stores had been shuttered as of early Thursday, but the company was prepared to close down and evacuate if necessary, ...
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