PANAMA CITY, Fla. - With the threat of Hurricane Irma looming off the coast, people are beginning to stock up on necessities which has caused local stores to completely run out of bottled water.
But Jay Trumbull with Culligan Water, said this has not been a problem with their business.
"These last few days have been unprecedented with the amount of water that's been sold out of Culligan," he said.
Wednesday afternoon Culligan received a shipment of more than 1,000 cases of water, and Trumbull said half of them were sold before the truck even got there.
"We stand ready, we order water from out of the area to bring in -- we're bottling water like crazy right now to make sure that we have the amount of supply that we need to make sure that folks in Bay County have the adequate amount of water if the storm does come up our way," he said.
He also said that people are not just stocking up for themselves.
"We've had multiple different companies that come in just to buy a significant amount of water to give to their employees and their employees' families to make sure they're taken care of," Trumbull said.
Even with their increase in sales, he said they will not run out of water.
"We've got a lot of water that's coming in and if we're not able to produce it, we're going to make sure that we have the water here if folks need it, so I've got truckload after truckload coming in."
According to Trumbull, this is the most amount of water they've sold in the 61 years Culligan has been in business.
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