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PHOTOS — Stock running out in stores across area

Bill Meerbott restocks an empty shelf with paper towels and toilet paper Thursday at Target at Central Mall.

Bill Meerbott restocks an empty shelf with paper towels and toilet paper Thursday at the Target at Central Mall. 

A shelf at Target at Central Mall in Port Arthur is devoid of all Lysol and disinfectants wipes as local residents rushed the stores to prepare for COVID-19. 

Local residents cleared out a Walmart shelf of all disinfectants in a rush to prepare for the potential arrival of the novel coronavirus. 

Walmart employees unpack several dozen boxes of toilet paper Thursday to restock empty shelves.