East Stroudsburg, Monroe County - People are buzzing about the end of the Mayan calendar ending on Friday. Some believe it means the world will end. That means stores that sell survival supplies have been very busy.
John Walters stopped by Survival of the Fittest in East Stroudsburg. He said, "We're preparing for the possibility of the 21st or after, things bad happening in the world." His family has already stocked up on food and water. They also got a gun. Walters said, "The way we look at it is expect the best and prepare for the worst."
A lot of people have had that attitude recently. Store manager Christine Nohejl said the place has been busy with doomsday preppers lately."If they think their version of the world is going to end, whatever that looks like, we have products for them," she said.
But Nohejl added she is confident we will still be here on December 22nd. She said, "We don't want to scare people. We are here for the long haul."
Store managers say people should always be prepared for the unexpected because you never know when a disaster will strike. Walters added, "It could be natural. It could be manmade. You just don't know in this day and age."
The store managers say in any disasters the most important things you will need are water and medical supplies. It also helps to have shelf stable food. Nohejl smiled, "Some of this stuff you could eat everyday 'cause it tastes that good."
Scientists and investigators say it is not likely the world will end this week, but again it never hurts to be prepared for disaster.