A shopper hunts for water bottles among the empty shelves at a downtown Manhattan supermarket where workers claim over 400 cases were purchased in a few hours, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, in New York. Mayor Bloomberg advised all New Yorkers to gather supplies as the region girded for wind, rain, and flooding as the storm stood poised to bear down on an already saturated New York state. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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A shopper hunts for water bottles among the empty shelves at a downtown Manhattan supermarket where workers claim over 400 cases were purchased in a few hours, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, in New York. Mayor Bloomberg advised all New Yorkers to gather supplies as the region girded for wind, rain, and flooding as the storm stood poised to bear down on an already saturated New York state. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A shopper hunts for water bottles among the empty shelves at a downtown Manhattan supermarket where workers claim over 400 cases were purchased in a few hours, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, in New York. Mayor Bloomberg advised all New Yorkers to gather supplies as the region girded for wind, rain, and flooding as the storm stood poised to bear down on an already saturated New York state. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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