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USA Today reports this morning that food retailers such as Wal-Mart, Harris teeter and Food Lion all are getting ready for the expected landfall of Hurricane Isabel tomorrow somewhere on North Carolina's coastline.

Harris Teeter executives told the paper that the company is moving dry ice, refrigerated trailers, canned goods and milk to the storm area. "We have extra orders of all of those going to key stores to keep them stocked for preparation and aftermath," said spokeswoman Tara Stewart.

Food Lion says that it is sending water, batteries, bread and canned goods to the area by the pallet, as well as planning to move refrigerated trucks there to help get stores reopened and restocked quickly.

Wal-Mart says that it is focusing on getting non-perishable food to the region.
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