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.
OUCH !!!— RickyDon'tPlayThat ! (@rick2forestview) August 25, 2017
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.
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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 landfall late on Friday or early Saturday. NOTE: No audio.Galveston.com via AP