NewsCovering Kern County

Actions

Status of bottled water, emergency kits supply at big name retail stores in Bakersfield

Posted at 3:01 PM, Jul 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 11:49:41-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE: The USGS says there is a five percent chance a bigger earthquake can strike kern county within the next several days. But residents in Kern County aren't taking any chances. Thousands are heading to grocery stores to stock up on essential supplies, but they're running into issues.

"We kind of noticed that everything was deserted in the water aisle because everything was just gone," said one shopper.

The biggest grocery chains in Bakersfield -- including Walmart, Target, and Costco -- have said they're either sold out or running very low on water and other essential supplies because of an abundance of people preparing for a worst-case scenario.


Following Friday night's 7.1 magnitude earthquake, we're getting reports that many local big-box retailers are running out of water and essential supplies (i.e. light kits, emergency kits). Bakersfield residents tell 23ABC that they're buying in bulks just in case another earthquake hits the area.

We've compiled a list with the status of area Costcos, Walmarts and Targets water and safety kit supply.

Walmart (Super Centers):

Gosford Road- Has full supply of water.

Prior to update: Has very few cases of Great Value water left. Representative says they're expecting to get more water around 7 p.m Saturday. The location also says that they are out of flashlights and won't be able to get a shipment in until the next few days.

Fashion Plaza- Full supply of water.

Prior to update: Sold out of all water, working to restore their supply late this afternoon.

Rosedale Highway- Has moderate supply of water.

Panama Lane- Location has water, but stock is going fast.

Prior to update: Has water as of Sunday morning, but supplies is going fast.

TARGET:

Rosedale Highway- Sold out of water. Still has moderate stock of essential supplies.

Prior to update: Location currently has water but stock is going fast. They do have full stock of essential supplies.

Stockdale Highway- Moderate supply of water, but stock is going fast.

Prior to update: Has water and full stock of essential supplies.

East Hills Mall- Sold out of bottled water, but has low supply of distilled water in jugs. Low on essential supplies. Next shipment coming Monday morning.

Prior to update: Currently has a full stock of water and essential supplies.

Valley Plaza Mall- Very low supply of water and essential supplies.

Prior to update: Currently has a full stock water essential supplies.

COSTCO:

Rosedale Highway- Very low on water supply.

Prior to update: Currently restocked on water as of Sunday morning.

Panama Lane- Unable to confirm current stock.

Prior to update: Currently restocked on water as of Sunday morning.

We will continue to update this list.