HOUSTON — Business was heavy yesterday at area stores here as forecasters predicted Hurricane Ike might hit the city sometime today. Randalls, a division of Safeway, shut down two stores on the Texas coast yesterday after authorities issued mandatory evacuation orders, and H.E. Butt Grocery Co. was "assessing store closings" in coastal areas as the storm neared landfall, a spokeswoman told SN. Without such orders, supermarkets and pharmacies are considered essential and are encouraged to ...
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