All out: A shopper scours the empty shelves for bread at Grafton’s Coles supermarket in King Street.
All out: A shopper scours the empty shelves for bread at Grafton’s Coles supermarket in King Street.

Don't panic! Groceries are coming

SUGGESTIONS of a major food shortage in Warwick due to flooding and road closures have been rebuffed by local council.

Council spokesperson, Janine Crawford, said that the local Disaster Management Committee had been in contact with local business to monitor stock levels.

"Authorities are not concerned about supply of groceries in Warwick, things might be a little tight for the next day or two but there is no real concern there," she said.

"District Police advised that there may be some shortages locally in items such as bread, but they are not concerned about any long term shortages.

"They expect deliveries to the area to begin again this week."

Warwick IGA owner John Hyslop said there was some impact starting to show but there was no need to panic as people started stock piling staple items such as bread, milk, flour and potatoes.

"We have a truck load of groceries coming to the store tonight and we just hope to keep up with stock as much as possible," he said.

In the meantime, local IGA and Woolworths stores had ramped up production of bread to cover shortages from brands such as Tip Top and Wonderwhite and even if fresh milk ran out, there was plenty of long life milk in stock.

Deliveries to Dalby and surrounding areas started today with convoys of trucks containing bread, milk, nappies and fuel headed there under police escort.
 


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