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By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

Emergency essentials:

It's not just toilet paper


March 26, 2020

Toilet paper supplies dwindle and are limited at Rosauers.

COLFAX – As concerns for being quarantined sweeps across the county, grocery stores in the area are finding shelves, which used to be stocked with toilet paper, pasta, canned foods, etcetera, swept bare.

Whitman County Emergency Management Director Bill Tensfeld said since there has been some lead time, people have had the time to go shopping all at once and that many people are out buying for three to four weeks when it should be for roughly two weeks.

"It's going to take a few weeks for the supply chain to catch up to the demand," Tensfeld said. "It's a couple of weeks, it's going to gi...

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