Many shelves, normally filled with bread, are bare at Woolworths in Pialba on Wednesday afternoon.
Many shelves, normally filled with bread, are bare at Woolworths in Pialba on Wednesday afternoon. Contributed

Some supermarket shelves on the Fraser Coast are bare

SOME supermarket shelves are looking bare on Wednesday as residents rush to stock up on staples, such as bread and milk, ahead of the forecast foul weather on Thursday and Friday.

The Chronicle's Facebook readers started complaining about panic buying on Wednesday morning.

Kerry Stevens asked people to "think before you put 10 loaves of bread in your trolley and buy all the milk and other essentials other people could have".

"The roads aren't even cut so why panic?" she said.

Another reader suggested shoppers remember there were others in town who worked full time and would love to pick up a loaf of bread in the afternoon after 5pm.

Jennifer Ridge-Cooke believed that  once a warning of a possible cyclone went out, supermarket managers should put up limit signs for the basics such as bread, milk and toilet paper.

"There will always be the greedy ones who think only about their own situation." she said.

Toni West advised people to keep the weather event in perspective because it's "not the apocalypse for goodness sake".