What Your Grocery Store Will Look Like In An Emergency

Author: Mac Slavo- March 15th, 2011

Jason Kelly is an author and blogger living in Japan. He has been documenting events at his blog http://jasonkelly.com/ since the earthquake hit last week. In his latest post, aptly titled Cleaned Out, http://jasonkelly.com/2011/03/cleaned-out/ Kelly gives us a picture tour of a grocery store in Sano, Japan, about 40 miles northwest of Tokyo.

According to Jason, infrastructure damage, rolling blackouts and other problems have left about 35% to 50% of all stores in his town closed, with grocery stores completely out of food. Gas stations are either rationing fuel or have run completely dry.

Reports from all over Japan indicate that similar events are unfolding throughout the country. http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/t ... t_03152011

What your grocery store will look like in an emergency:

The following video was originally posted in our Japan News Updates, http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/t ... t_03152011 but is applicable here. This is an unidentified Japanese city’s grocery store post-Tsunami:

Video: No food on shelves after japan quake 日本地震 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXeAh2Tl ... r_embedded

The Guardian reports that panic buying and fear is spreading: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/ma ... nic-buying

People in the capital, home to 12 million, snapped up radios, torches, candles, fuel containers and sleeping bags, while for the fourth day there was a run on bread, canned goods, instant noodles, bottled water and other foodstuffs at supermarkets.

Retailers said the panic buying was reminiscent of the oil crisis in the 1970s.

The electronics firm Panasonic said it was increasing production of batteries, which were being bought in large quantities as far away as Hiroshima in the south-west.

Fears are rising that if the hoarding frenzy continues it will affect the ability to deliver emergency supplies to the disaster zone. “The situation is hysterical,