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Araceli Garcia's quarter-mile trip to the grocery store Tuesday morning took 2 hours. She came away with $72 worth of food from the H-E-B supermarket and considers herself blessed.

"I got my eggs," the 32-year-old Humble, Texas, resident said. "I don't know how they're doing it."

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, the supermarket was letting in just 20 people at a time, she said, and the long wait didn't annoy customers just happy to have a place to buy basic needs. Of Kroger, Target and Wal-Mart near her home, Garcia said, only H-E-B was fully functional. Read full article »

CNN's Rachel Clarke contributed to this report.

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