Cape Girardeau residents rush to buy bottled water

A look at the water aisle at Schnucks in Cape Girardeau around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4.
A look at the water aisle at Schnucks in Cape Girardeau around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 4.(KFVS)
Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 10:55 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 4, 2022 at 3:22 PM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - If you’re looking for bottled water in Cape Girardeau, you may be out of luck.

Several stores report it’s flying off of the shelves.

One Food Giant employee told us they have been selling bottled water left and right. They said they received a pallet of water on Tuesday morning and customers were already buying it up.

At Schnucks, a worker said they sold a high amount of bottled water. As of Tuesday morning, they were out of water.

According to corporate, they expect a shipment of water to be delivered to the store from one of their other stores up north around 4:30 or 5 p.m.

The city of Cape Girardeau and the Cape Girardeau Fire Department will be handing out one case of water per car at the Shawnee Park Center and Osage Centre. They will be there from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday. This is for citizens of Cape Girardeau and the drive-thru will be while supplies last.