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Before 'Frankenstorm' Perry Hall, White Marsh Sells Out of Generators

Ace Hardware, Home Depot and Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse were cleared out of portable generators in advance of Hurricane Sandy.

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. 

Where are you finding supplies for the upcoming storm? Tell us in the comments.

J. COMSTOCK October 26, 2012 at 09:23 PM
LOVE THE IDIOTS WHO FLOCK AND CLEAR SHELVES FOR A TROPICAL STORM. IF I WAS THE NATIONAL HURRICANE AGENCY I'D JUST SIGN A CONTRACT WITH GROCERY STORES;HOME IMPROVMENT STORES; THAT WAY IDIOTS WILL FLOCK AND ILL MAKE MULAHH.
FIFA October 26, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Too bad they haven't sold out of the yellow keyboards with the Big Capitalized Letters.
J. COMSTOCK October 26, 2012 at 10:44 PM
TOO BAD YOUR NO GOOD AT FIFA EITHER. RIDE THAT BENCH FIFA 13 TROLL
J. COMSTOCK October 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM
HEY IT LOOKS LIKE FIFA QUEEFED AGAIN
FIFA October 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM
You type like a two year old. Everyone laughs at you and your yellow keyboard with the BIG keys. Get some manners. You probably pass gas at the kitchen table too. Chew food with your mouth open and while you speak?
FIFA October 26, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Oops, sorry, I only gave you credit for being 2. The part that is the most fun is that you are a brand new poster to the patch today under the name of J COMSTOCK.! I have tired of your silliness, go back to playing with the big blocks.
J. COMSTOCK October 26, 2012 at 11:55 PM
I STILL STAND BY MY POINT, IDIOTS FLOCK TO A HI STORE OR GROCERY STORE WHEN THERES A CATEGORY 0 (TROPICAL STORM) IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA? REALLY BENCHRIDER. IM WRITING IN CAPS ON PURPOSE GRAMMAR NAZI. I GUESS ONLY A NERD FEELS UPSET ANOTHER POSTER WRITES IN CAPS. YOU DO NOTHING FOR THE FORUM BOARD, EXCEPT PRETEND TO BE A ADMIN, DON'T WORRY BOUT ABOUT MY YELLOW KEYBOARD. HOWS MOMMA FART MUSTER IN THAT JAR I DUNNO, BUT I DO KNO ONE THING YOUR THE KINDA OF IDIOT WITH THE ALWAYS IM RIGHT ATTITUDE. GET LOST IM SICK OF ROASTING YOUR BUTT ON HERE.
J. COMSTOCK October 26, 2012 at 11:56 PM
O AND SINCE YOUR A NAZI I LEFT OUT SOMETHING THERE YOU CAN SPELL CHECK.
FIFA October 27, 2012 at 01:59 AM
OT, go have another drink.
You October 27, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Ok this just in: the hurricane has been made up by the Obama administration to promote sales in hardware stores to boost the economy. No returns!
Honeygo Hal October 27, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Cute - I heard the GOP was blaming him for not doing anything to stop it...
Kim Ruark October 27, 2012 at 01:37 PM
I don't understand... These generators aren't disposable (are they?!?) Why do the stores sell out every time? Is it like ticket scalping? Hoarding?
PerryHallParent October 27, 2012 at 03:34 PM
While I realize that some people need to use the "big boy key" to post, people who have been through a DISSIPATED TROPICAL DEPRESSION like Isabel and lost almost everything, including their lives, take the possibility of an actual hurricane making direct landfall over top of Maryland very seriously. While I don't know what the heck "MULAHH" is supposed to spell and while I'm sure we are all very thrilled for you and your monetary windfall, the rest of us will stock up and what we don't use this week, we'll be grateful that we didn't need. For those of us with loved ones who need oxygen and other powered apparatus to live, many of us who might lose a lot of food from spoilage and endure damage to our properties, it's sad to read about someone so out of control with hatred towards the potential suffering of others. I hope you can somehow find a way to come to terms with all your anger. It makes you look very foolish and silly.
PerryHallParent October 27, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Oh and just for an update (I don't want you to calm down and actually read something of note) but it's not a category 0 anymore. All warnings have been discontinued for Florida and wind warnings are up for OC as they've upgraded it to a hurricane again and it's gaining strength, speed and will be hitting Maryland directly. No, people do not get upset when they see people typing in all caps. They just actually laugh really, really hard at the immaturity level of someone who needs to type "momma fart" in a post.
PerryHallParent October 27, 2012 at 03:39 PM
You know Kim, I do think about that from time to time. I can't say I haven't contemplated buying one when one of these things come into play, but I think people finally just say, "I've been thinking about buying one for years and this time I'm going to do it" and the storm just pushes them into a decision they've thought about already. I'd like to have one, sure, but what are you going to do if you can't afford one or they are out? I guess it's an off season purchase if you really want to be prepared. Plus, you have to store them, test them periodically and make sure you have gas and a safe place to put/run them etc.
Tim October 27, 2012 at 04:32 PM
LOL, exactly.
FIFA October 27, 2012 at 10:29 PM
OT, put your white hood on, it might rain.
Jeanne October 27, 2012 at 10:47 PM
You are so right PerryHallParent about buyingone of these. My husband and I considered it because he has to use a Nebulizer when he has trouble breathing also the food that could be lost and ac or heat if possible. The problem is how many times are you going to use it and is it worth the cost, especially most have on going cost. If you are on oxygen or any other medical eqiupment 24/7, if you have a large family and need to keep a full refridgerator or you need to keep meds in the refridgerator I can see buying one but most people don't need one. One of the things we did to protect our food was put our meat in the lowest part of the freezer in the basement so it was all together in the coolest spot in case we lost electricity. The last bad storm we were lucky and kept our electricity and anyone we knew could come by for a shower, hot meal, sleeping in ac, etc if they needed to. I hope no one will need them and we all keep our electricity. Stay safe during the storm everyone.
Dan Harris October 28, 2012 at 01:49 PM
The best thing's and home owner should have is a snow blower and a generator. If you value you back and your home food supply you need these. But remember to run your generator outside and not in any area where is could send fumes in to your home. Good luck folks!!!
Honeygo Hal October 28, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Come on, FIFA - I took it as a joke - lighten up.
FIFA October 28, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Benefit of the doubt to OT, I'm not sure Hal. Maybe I read too much into his "joke". At a minimum it was an Obama slam, at worst it was a Katrina slam.
aSQM October 29, 2012 at 10:05 AM
PERRY HALL UGLY PARENT: YOUR JUST MAD YOU BOUGHT 220 IN GROCERIES FOR A TROPICAL DEPRESSION. YOU GOT ANYONE HOOKED ON MACHINES BREATHING IN TUBES IN YOUR HOUSE? I DID'NT THINK SO. STOP YOUR STUPID MEDIA BUYING B/S GO GET A LIFE ROSE SNIFFER
aSQM October 29, 2012 at 10:07 AM
DON;T TRY TO MAKE EXCUSES YOU ALL WERE SUCKERED INTO BUYING MORE STUFF THAT YOU DON;T NEED. OMALLEY TRICKED YOU MORONS AGAIN. GEEZE HOW MANY TIMES WE GONNA HAVE A STORM OF THE CENTURY

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