As Tropical Storm Isaac follows a Katrina-like path toward the Gulf Coast, residents are scrambling to stock up on food, water, cash and gasoline. But as early as last night, people in the New Orleans area were finding empty shelves at local grocery stores.

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One Twitter user isn’t having much luck finding any essential hurricane supplies.

Gulf Coast residents are encountering long gas lines and finding that stations are already out of gas.

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Some are using the power of Twitter to help others find gas.

And as if the long lines weren’t painful enough:

Our thoughts and prayers are with those in the path of Tropical Storm Isaac. Stay safe everyone!

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