Sumter Piggly Wiggly rations bread and water purchases ahead of Hurricane Florence

Store operator says customers have been listening to request


Luther Jamison, store operator of Piggly Wiggly, 1011 Broad St., said Friday afternoon that his store has been extremely busy with Hurricane Florence preparations since Gov. Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency for the state last Saturday. 

Since then, his store has put purchase limitations on bread and bottled water for customers.

It's been two loaves of bread and two cases of bottled water per customer per day. 

"As soon as we get a stack of bread, it's gone," Jamison said. 

He said customers have cooperated well with the policy. 

"Everybody has kind of learned through the years since the historic flood [in 2015]," Jamison said. 

The store's policy on bread and bottled water has been in place since the state of emergency was declared seven days ago. 

"We've got experience with this," he said.