Still Looking For Water and Ice in the Loop?

H-E-B on W. Alabama this morning.
H-E-B on W. Alabama this morning. Photo by Gwendolyn Knapp
With Hurricane Harvey projected to make landfall near Corpus Christi and potentially dump Tropical Storm Allison levels of water on Houston all weekend and even through next week— we are under a tropical storm warning— folks are stocking up on hurricane basics, such as water, ice and batteries, and nonperishable foods all over town.

The Houston Press has tracked down some stores that still have water and ice. Here's what we've found so far.

Please leave a comment if you know more info about stores in your area and we'll update immediately, and please keep in mind, you might still want to call ahead to these stores.

Friday, August 25

Friday, August 25, 11 p.m.: H-E-B
has announced that all Houston-area locations and fuel stations will remain open during regular store hours. They're working with suppliers and vendors to ensure that all stores in the potentially affected areas have additional products available to meet increased customer demand, including water, batteries, nonperishable foods, bread, baby formula and ice.

H-E-B Lake Jackson, Bay City, Wharton and El Campo stores have closed early for the safety of their Partners (employees) and will re-open as soon as possible.

, 1000 Elgin: Just received truck full of water at 11 a.m.

Walmart, 111 Yale: "We are expecting more water today. Can't tell you when it will get here." No more ice.

Spec's, 2410 Smith: "We do have ice and we do have bottled water" at 9 a.m. (opens at 10 a.m.).

CVS, Gray and Bagby:
Only Evian left.

Whole Foods, 701 Waugh, has ice and both jugs and bottled water at 8:50 a.m.

Kroger in the Heights running low on ice, out of water and not getting anymore in today at 8:45 a.m.

H-E-B, 1701 W Alabama, already sold through water, getting more in "later today, not sure what time" as of 8:40 a.m.

Disco Kroger has ice and limited 24-packs of bottled water at 8:40 a.m.

Readers have also reported seeing water at Academy Sports, Lowe's and Home Depot as of yesterday evening.

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Water at H-E-B in Montrose on Wednesday night.
Photo by Marco Torres

Thursday, August 24

Walmart, 9555 S. Post Oak: "Out of ice, but we should be getting a delivery of water any minute" as of 2:35 p.m.

Walmart, 111 Yale, is out of both as of 2:35 p.m.:  "We should be getting water in tonight, and they can't deliver more ice until tomorrow."

Spec's Midtown, 2410 Smith, 2:30 p.m. "We have a bit of bottled water and ice in stock, yes."

Total Wine, 5016 San Felipe has water, 2:30 p.m.:  "I have 25 to 30 cases left," says manager and "plenty of ice."

Target, 2580 Shearn, has limited ice. Hoping to get in water by EOD, but can't confirm if they definitely are or at what time.

HEB, 1701 W. Alabama, is out of both ice and water: "We were supposed to receive a shipment already but haven't." Will there be more water and ice available sometime today? "There's supposed to be, but we don't know for sure."

Disco Kroger, 3300 Montrose, has ice. Shipment of water "supposed to come tonight, but we don't know what time."

Walmart, 2391 S. Wayside: Getting in shipment of water and ice before midnight; store closes at midnight though, so better chance is likely tomorrow early.

Walmart, 11242 S. Gessner, 2 p.m.: Has ice, out of water.

CVS at Waugh and Dallas, 1:55 p.m.: "Gallon waters and single bottles." More ice and water on the way? "Hopefully tomorrow."

The CVS Pharmacy at Gray and Bagby still has bags of ice, 2 gallon jugs of water, bottled water, and liter bottles of water such as Evian and Dasani available at this time.

As of 10 a.m. this morning, C&D Hardware on 11th still had water.

Randall's, 2225 Louisiana, has both ice and water.

Kroger in the Heights still has ice in stock.

Kroger on 43rd in Garden Oaks/Oak Forest has ice in stock but manager tells the Press,"It's going fast."

H-E-B at Bunker Hill currently has ice and will receive water at 8 p.m. and unload it immediately (open until midnight).

Whole Foods on Kirby:  "Good on ice, but water is starting to run low."

Whole Foods, Bellaire : "We have ice. We won't have water until tomorrow [Friday] morning."

Whole Foods on Waugh: "We have ice, for sure. Water is another question."

Know of a spot that still has ice and water or is getting a new shipment in today? Leave a comment.
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Gwendolyn Knapp is the food editor at the Houston Press. A sixth-generation Floridian, she is still torn as to whether she likes smoked fish dip or queso better.