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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Wal-Mart shelves in LA. Cleared during EBT Outage! By Caroline May Oct. 14, 2013..
Wal-Mart shelves in Louisiana cleared during EBT outage
A glitch in the Electronic Benefits Transfer system resulted in chaos and the need for police assistance at a couple Wal-Mart stores in Louisiana Saturday, according to local reports.
A snafu during a routine system update by vendor Xerox over the weekend left EBT card — the vehicle for government benefits like food stamps — users in 17 states unable to use their benefits cards.
The system was back in service within a day, but not before Wal-Mart stores in Springhill and Mansfield, LA saw the shelves cleared when the stores began allowing people to use their EBT cards without limits.
Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd told KSLA News 12 that the police were called in to assist because people were taking so much off of the shelves.
“It was worse than any black Friday,” he told the local station.
According to the police chief, people piled their carts with as much as they could hold for over two hours.
KSLA reports that when the glitch was fixed and limits showed back up on the EBT cards, people rushed out of the store, leaving a huge mess for employees to clean up.
Lynd added that nobody was arrested.
Kayla Whaling, a Walmart spokeswoman, told KSLA that the company was “fully engaged and monitoring the situation and transactions during the outage.”
“We did make the decision to continue to accept EBT cards during the outage so that they could get food for their families,” Whaling said.
The scary thing about this is that the system was down for a short period of time, and in that time those that were waiting, just ran in and removed food & goods from the shelves... the store was vertualy empty in a short period of time... The sad thing was that this frenzy happened when the EBT Card Computer System went down for a short period of time.. The scary part of this is, this is a small model of what will happen when the government fails.. .Trust me when you are almost 17 Trillion in Debt, there is a good likelihood that our Government will fail when China and Japan call in there loan to America... We will be without food and the word Riot, and unruly actions that took place with this small down time.. the next one will lead to people getting hurt and Law Enforcement to be stretched beyond what they can handle..
No Wonder The Federal Government has been purchasing ammo case after case, creating a shortage for certain caliber ammunition. Makes one think about what can happen and will happen..
Myself I say have a plan, God will help those that will think on their feet and get a plan underway!! Good Luck and we will see you on the other side!!