No shortage of Dallas Cowboys coolers at this Houston store. @AmjadIsmail90 Twitter
No shortage of Dallas Cowboys coolers at this Houston store. @AmjadIsmail90 Twitter

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Store shelves going bare in Houston - except for a Dallas Cowboys cooler

August 25, 2017 04:37 PM

Groceries and storm-related necessities like ice chests are practically jumping off the shelves in Houston as people prepare for Hurricane Harvey — but there’s one thing you won’t have trouble finding: a Dallas Cowboys cooler.

It is, after all, the home of the Houston Texans. No love lost there.

Even in a hurricane no one is taking the cowboys coolers #Harvey2017 #houstontexans

— Amjad Ismail (@AmjadIsmail90) August 25, 2017

OUCH !!!

— RickyDon'tPlayThat ! (@rick2forestview) August 25, 2017

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Cowboys fans were quick to take the Twitter bait:

I've never seen one single Texans item anywhere in DFW. That's cute that they sell Cowboys merchandise in HTown tho.

— Cody James (@CodyJames512) August 25, 2017

The Texans coolers were taken en masse as folks needed portable toilets for the storm.

— Jason Smith (@TJSmithEsquire) August 25, 2017

The Twitter user who posted the photo, @AmjadIsmail90, tweeted that he captured the image at the Walmart at Fry and I-10 in Houston.

The Cowboys are scheduled to play the Texans in Houston next Thursday, but they might not have a field to play on. Houston is looking at up to 30 inches of rain in the next week, leading to flooding and power outages — and another run on coolers?

The game could be moved to AT&T stadium.

Meanwhile, people are posting on social media about empty shelves at grocery stores throughout the region.

#HurricaneHarvey empty shelves in Houston. Media is putting the fear of #$%^ into people. Massive panic buying.No gas.No water etc at stores

— Zena (@lilaussie1) August 25, 2017

Empty shelves in water aisle of #CorpusChristi Walmart store #Harvey @CBSNews

— Manuel Bojorquez (@BojorquezCBS) August 24, 2017

Seeing a lot of empty shelves at Walmart in Wharton as people stock up on food and supplies ahead of #HurricaneHarvey. #khou11

— Kiya Edwards (@KSDKkiya) August 24, 2017

KROGER CLEANED OUT: From Katy to Pearland, our viewers are finding empty store shelves before #Harvey. Get ready:

— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) August 23, 2017

Tom Uhler: 817-390-7832, @tomuh

Forecasters labeled Harvey a "life-threatening storm" that posed a "grave risk," saying it could swamp several counties more than 100 miles inland. The National Hurricane Center expects the storm to become a Category 3 hurricane before it makes la