The early bird gets the worm—or the generator in this case.
At Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse on Campbell Boulevard in White Marsh, customers seeking portable generators—often used to keep refrigerators running when the power goes out—were met by empty shelves.
Workers said that all of the Baltimore area Lowe's stores were sold out, and the next shipment's timing was unknown.
With Hurricane Sandy expected to make landfall in the Maryland area early next week, and Gov. Martin O'Malley already declaring a state of emergency, the "Frankenstorm" is expected to leave thousands of Perry Hall and White Marsh residents out of power.
The White Marsh Home Depot on Pulaski Highway is also sold out of generators but expects to receive another shipment around 9 p.m. Friday. The new stock will be first-come, first-served, according to a worker.
The Perry Hall Ace Hardware on Ebenezer Road sold out of its last generators on Friday, but a new shipment of between 30 and 50 generators is expected to arrive Saturday or Sunday. Customers may call ahead at 410-256-1913 to check on the shipment's status, according to a worker.
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