Warnings to prepare for an eclipse that will only last a few minutes; Is there another reason for all the frenzy?

States-Map-FOOD-Eclipse-2024 At least four states are warning residents to stock up on food before the 2024 solar eclipse. Several other states have closed schools and warned of overwhelming traffic.

John 4:48 So Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Map Shows Warnings for People to Stock Up on Food Ahead of Solar Eclipse
  • Texas officials have issued a slew of warnings, including that people living within the path of totality should stock up on groceries and gas and run any errands—such as filling prescriptions—in the days before the eclipse. One official also urged pet owners to stock up on supplies for their animals.
  • A webpage dedicated to solar eclipse preparation for southeastern Oklahoma said that several state agencies are preparing for the eclipse.
  • Officials in Ohio have said that traffic delays are inevitable, according to News 5 Cleveland. The Ohio Department of Transportation is urging Ohio residents to fill their cars with gas and keep snacks and water handy in case of long delays
  • Up to 1 million people are expected to travel to Indiana to view the eclipse, according to Indianapolis news station WTHR, and state police are urging residents to prepare for overwhelming traffic. State officials suggest keeping cell phones charged, stocking up on essentials and filling cars with gas ahead of the eclipse.
  • The State of New York is urging residents and visitors to “plan to stay in one place for the day,” as traffic was expected to be overwhelming.
  • The last total solar eclipse in the U.S. was on August 21, 2017. The next one will not occur in North America until 2044.

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